Sunday, October 12, 2014


Inside the Heads of Half-Wits

Johann Gottlieb Fichte, "From a Private Letter (1800)," tr. Daniel Breazeale in J.G. Fichte, Introductions to the Wissenschaftslehre and Other Writings, 1797-1800 (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1994), p. 158:
Alas, my friend, I am entirely lacking in the talent required for sniffing out the inconsistencies and contradictions that ceaselessly rattle around and patiently tolerate one another's presence within the heads of our half-wits...

O, mein Freund, es fehlt mir ganz am Geschick, die Inconsequenzen und Widersprüche, die sich in den Köpfen unserer Halbdenker unaufhörlich herumtummeln und unter einander geduldig vertragen, zu wittern...
Related post: Cognitive Dissonance.

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