Thursday, August 04, 2011

Dissipate Certainty

Unpopular Essays coverDogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

-- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British mathematician, philosopher, and logician, Unpopular Essays, Chapter 2 (1950)

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