in the arsehole of diogenes

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Why I gave up Philosophy at University.

When the great ethologist Frans de Waal
demonstrated that non-humans had a sense of fairness
and 'fair play', an unnamed philosopher wrote to him
to say that his thesis was ridiculous,
since the concept of fairness was invented
in the 18th century.

2 comments:

Marcus Billson said...

There was no word for "fair" or even the very British concept of "fair play" in German until well after WW II.

Marcus Billson said...

There was no word for "fair" or even the very British concept of "fair play" in German until well after WW II.