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Single Idea 1595

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / b. Philosophy as transcendent]

Full Idea

Philosophy, the attempt to articulate the vision of beauty itself, is the attempt to satisfy the highest human desire.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy aims to satisfy the chief human desire - the articulation of beauty itself


David Roochnik (The Tragedy of Reason [1990], p.120)

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.120

A Reaction

A million miles away from modern philosophy, but still an ideal to be taken seriously.