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Single Idea 2956

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

Full Idea

There is nothing so obvious that a philosopher cannot be found to deny it.

Gist of Idea

There is nothing so obvious that a philosopher cannot be found to deny it

Source

Michael Lockwood (Mind, Brain and the Quantum [1989], p.73)

Book Reference

Lockwood,Michael: 'Mind,Brain and the Quantum:The Compound 'I'' [Blackwell 1991], p.73


A Reaction

Just as unreliable witnesses are the bane of a murder enquiry, so bad philosophers throw a cloud of obscurity round the shining heart of philosophy. 9999 people thought 2+2=4, but there is always one who thinks something different.