Sunday, July 01, 2012

"Debating applied philosophy"

If philosophy is knowledge, then "unapplied knowledge" implies lack of effort. If philosophy is wisdom, "unapplied wisdom" denotes intellectual and moral failure.

Schoolmen should stick to formal logic and leave philosophy to amateurs.

pedant |ˈpednt|
a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.
ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from French pédant, from Italian pedante, perhaps from the first element of Latin paedagogus (see pedagogue).

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