Saturday, October 25, 2008

Still reasoning thing

“In a sense, I am a moralist, insofar as I believe that one
of the meanings of human existence—the source of
human freedom—is never to accept anything as
definitive, untouchable, obvious or immobile.”
—Michel Foucault, 1980

“All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks.
But in each event—in the living act, the undoubted
deed—there, some unknown but still reasoning thing
puts forth the moulding of its features from behind the
unreasoning mask.”
—Ahab to Ishmael in Moby-Dick.

1 comment:

Truth Seeker said...

My own personal experience is that huge numbers of people actually are sheep....and they question little, think less and actively avoid knowing much about a lot of things.

Some of these same people ridicule and deride the curious, the thinking and those passionate about knowledge.