Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Screw Kant, Let's Voltaire

Honestly, Kant's a bit heavy handed, almost Old Testament to Wittgenstein's new logic.  Not that we don't need morality, but Voltaire's really much more fun.  From the enlightened Frenchman:

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.


Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

bada bing...

Ice-cream is exquisite – what a pity it isn't illegal.

...bada boom

But, honestly, Ludwig's my man.  A couple more Wittgenstine quotes that strike a chord for me:

If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.


Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.

Nuff said.

1 comment:

  1. "The World as I Found It" a novel of Wittgentine's life, very well written, entertaining. He was crazy and of course brilliant.