Philosophy as Prophylaxis: Always Look on the Gray Side of Life

(Good evening Mr.Waldheim and Pontiff how are you…?)


Today’s Thought For The Day (Quote Of The Day) comes from John Gray, as expressed in his anthology of essays, ‘Gray’s Anatomy’.

‘Tis a pity it is wasted on those who would profit most from its instruction – those, in other words, who, amongst many other things, brought us the wonders of Stalin’s Gulags, Cambodia’s Killing Fields, the neo-conservative field trip to Iraq and the 2006 Racial and Religious Hatred Act.

Enjoy:

‘Philosophy, if it is good, can do little more than effect prophylaxis against the virus of ideology.’

 

(Of course, some ideological knots & nuts are unravelled easier than others…)

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