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Single Idea 2056

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 7. Despair over Philosophy]

Full Idea

Philosophers are always ready to change direction, if a topic crops up which is more attractive than the one to hand.

Gist of Idea

Philosophers are always switching direction to something more interesting


Plato (Theaetetus [c.368 BCE], 172d)

Book Reference

Plato: 'Theaetetus', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [Penguin 1987], p.67

A Reaction

Which sounds trivial, but it may be what God does.