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Single Idea 1582

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 1. Certainty]

Full Idea

To declare that which is the least bit dubious as absolutely false is to declare war on logos.

Gist of Idea

Labelling slightly doubtful things as false is irrational


comment on René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §1.17) by David Roochnik - The Tragedy of Reason p.72

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.72