Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 14 July 2014

What merit

is there in possessing the faculty of reason
if it is not used, or, worse, craftily misused ?

3 comments:

Willard Herman said...

....I often feel that the faculty of reason is a horrible thing ー a terror. It is the monster in the horror show of life.

And so, when rereading this post, wish it had ended with the word "reason" --

Wofl said...

It's not 'pure' reason that is so horrible, but craftiness, which I guess is reason in the service of motive.

Willard Herman said...


Pure? Isn’t the world just a mixture of impurities? As Guston (sorta) pointed out??

Isn’t reason a product of evolution? A tool for survival. Rather than purely for reasonableness…. So it seems particularly impure….