Saturday, June 11, 2022


Honesty and Humility

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature (1997; rpt. New York: Penguin Books, 1999), p. 373:
The honesty and humility required of the student — not to pretend to know what one does not know — is the preparation for the honesty and humility of the scholar who does not even feel tempted to suppress the fact which damns his theory.

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