Deep thought

“We are thus led to the conclusion that the simple classification of things is, on the one hand, the best possible theoretic philosophy, but is, on the other, a most miserable and inadequate substitute for the fulness of the truth.  It is a monstrous abridgment of life, which, like all abridgments is got by the absolute loss and casting out of real matter.  This is why so few human beings truly care for philosophy. . . What does the moral enthusiast care for philosophic ethics?”

William James, “The Sentiment of Rationality

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