Losing love is so rich a philosophical ordeal that it makes a hairdresser into a rival of Socrates. ☛ All Gall Is Divided by Emile M. Cioran, translated from French by Richard Howard, New York: Arcade Publishing, 1999 p. 105 (Google Books preview) Here’s the original French version: Un amour qui s’en va est une […]
As we use the word science these days, it means something essentially different from the doctrina and scientia of the Middle Ages, different, too, from the Greek ἐπιστήμη. Greek science was never exact precisely because, according to its essence, it neither could be, nor needed to be, exact. Hence, it makes no sense at all […]
“…rather than risk failure, procrastinators prefer to create conditions that make success impossible…”
A quote from Willard Van Orman Quine about the concept of identity from the point of view of the actual and the possible.