Monday, December 11, 2006

Why I like Kierkegaard...

"It is a positive starting point for philosophy when Aristotle says that philosophy begins with wonder, not, as in our day, with doubt."

" is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are."

"Everyone would like to have lived at the same time as great men and great events: God knows how many really live at the same time as themselves."

"...dread is a desire for what one fears, a sympathetic antipathy; dread is an alien power which takes over the individual, and yet one cannot extricate oneself from it, does not wish to, because one is afraid, but what one fears attracts one."

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