quarta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2013

WHY PHILOSOPHY MATTERS (II)

"It is true that every being strives as much as it can to persist in its existence and if it is true that the existence as a thinking being consists in thinking (in accordance with the Cartesian identity claim: cogito, ergo sum): then it quite naturally follows from this that every thinking being must strive as much as it can to think; ... Even those who despise thinking must admit this truth, if they would only pay attention to themselves. All human activities are, as such, simply more or less thinking."

Salomon Maimon, Essay on Transcendental Philosophy (1790)

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