Tuesday, February 7, 2006

"Here we have the antagonism... 

...between individual scientific fields and philosphy. The latter, like art, wishes to render the greatest possible depth and meaning to life and activity. In the sciences, one seeks knowledge and nothing more--whatever the consequences may be. Until now, there has been no philosopher in whose hands philosophy has not become an apology for knowledge. In this way, at least, everyone is an optimist, by thinking that knowledge must be accorded the highest usefulness. All philosophers are tyrannized by logic: and logic, by its nature, is optimism."

Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

Science asks, "How?"
Philosophy asks, "Why?"
Art suggests, "Why not?!"
Politics answers, "Because I said so."


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