September 28, 2009

that curious race

I read this book about a month ago, and was somewhat underwhelmed–insofar as its having success in regards to its main subject matter–but it was still worth reading. This line, however, from the opening, made me laugh and will stand here as an excuse for whatever strange things I do or write.

"…since I am a philosopher by trade, I belong to that race of people who are a bit obtuse, and for whom one must really 'just spell out' even the clearest things–Being, the Good, the City, Man, and some other supposedly self-evident notions."

–Rémi Brauge, Eccentric Culture: A Theory of Western Civilization

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