Kenneth Smith

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, thinking, and self-criticism

Thinking is the subtlest form of self-polemics, the art of a certain finesse in psychological self-vivisection and self-crucifixion (Hegel of course called the path of self-disillusion the via dolorosa or "highway of despair," in Baillie's fine and florid rendering, like Jesus' route to Golgotha).

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, thinking, clarity, and understanding

Sadly the very thing that strikes us as obvious always defeats our thinking about it in more penetrating ways:  just as the Romans said that "the good is the enemy of the better," so too "the self-evident is the enemy of the very process of clarification or understanding," not to mention the enemy of the "transcendent or ultimate." 

Kenneth Smith

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