Tuesday, February 12, 2002


"The very best philosophy is apodictic*. It proceeds slowly, carefully, skeptically, via demonstration and argument, until suddenly something new comes to light."
--Peter Marin, Good Will Hunting; Existentialists and Mystics, The Los Angeles Times, Apr 12, 1998.
*Note--apodictic (ap-uh-DIK-tik) adjective, Demonstrably true.
[From Latin apodicticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiknynai (to demonstrate), from apo- + deiknynai (to show).]

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
-Henry Brooks Adams, historian (1838-1918)

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