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No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
The concept of a person is logically prior to that of an individual consciousness. The concept of a person is not to be analysed a ...
It is a necessary condition of one's ascribing states of consciousness, experiences, to oneself, in the way one does, that one sho ...
The form of act or thought mattered nothing. The hymns of David, the plays of Shakespeare, the metaphysics of Descartes, the crime ...
You seem to think that I am adapted to nothing but the sugar-plums of intellect and had better not try to digest anything stronger ...
I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year ... for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the bo ...
The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, ...
Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing. It embodies, indeed, something better than ...
To suppose that "I know" is a descriptive phrase, is only one example of the descriptive fallacy, so common in philosophy. Even if ...
Poetry is essentially the antithesis of Metaphysics: Metaphysics purge the mind of the senses and cultivate the disembodiment of t ...
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