Monday, January 18, 2010

When reality isn't acceptable, try philosophy

The worry that fuelled debates about the difference between appearance and reality was not the fear that the world might not turn out to be the way it seems to us – but rather the fear that it would.
-- Susan Neiman, Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy.

... Nietzsche makes the same point, but not quite so neatly.

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