Saturday, May 23, 2015

on whether every thesis should be examined.

“Not every problem, or every thesis, should be examined, but only one which might puzzle one of those who need argument, not punishment or perception. For people who are puzzled to know whether one ought to honor the gods and love one’s parents or not need punishment, while those who are puzzled to know whether snow is white or not need perception.”
Aristotle, Topics I, 11, 105a2-8


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