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Aristotle knew what was up. [Mar. 15th, 2006|01:11 am]
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2006-03-14 11:15 pm (UTC)
I heart Aristotle :)
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2006-03-14 11:16 pm (UTC)
OMG...a first post for me?? Woot!!
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[User Picture]From: realkatharine4u
2006-03-14 11:44 pm (UTC)
"I hate quotes tell me what you know."- I forget who actually said this but... find the irony in the fact I'm quoting it anyways.
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[User Picture]From: jeweleddragon
2006-03-15 04:18 am (UTC)
I wonder if the person who said that was anticipating the irony of other people quoting it.
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[User Picture]From: usexpat
2006-03-15 01:27 am (UTC)
It is also the mark of a philosopher.

I took a College course nothing but Aristotle last Spring. It was pretty intense. He had a lot of really good thoughts... even IF he was wrong a lot. BUT... if you look at his writings as him just entertaining these wrong thoughts, then I guess he was never wrong? And/or does this go back to the idea of the wise person knowing nothing? I dunno, I'm just babbling.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:09 am (UTC)
i bet it was intense!!!

I don't know ALL that much about him, what kind of "wrong" ideas was he entertaining, just because I'm curious.
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[User Picture]From: flossums
2006-03-15 02:26 am (UTC)
I like it. Philosophy is teh fun :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:12 am (UTC)
It is. :)
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[User Picture]From: jeweleddragon
2006-03-15 04:17 am (UTC)
So I can entertain that thought without accepting it.

Some educated minds can't do that.
Some very uneducated people are very good at entertaining thoughts and not accepting them, either from wisdom or just from ignorance (like not accepting evolution because they don't like the idea of man and monkeys coming from a common ancestor, except most people get confused and think that it says that man came from monekys. But anyways, that's a tangent.)

I guess I accept what he probably meant, though - not just accepting something because you heard it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:13 am (UTC)
Precisely. :)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-03-15 04:26 am (UTC)
happy Pi day :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:15 am (UTC)
You too, love!
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From: comfortdisturb
2006-03-15 04:47 am (UTC)

Reminds me....

Did I mention that one of my students called Dennis Quaid's character in Far From Heaven a "pervert" and got up and left the room? ;0)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:16 am (UTC)

Re: Reminds me....

You did.

*just shakes head* You should write this quote on the board.
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2006-03-15 05:40 am (UTC)

The Asshole Corrollary

It's the mark of an asshole like me who can entertain a child without accepting it for what it is. Because children are "what"s, not "who"s, those bastards... ::glares::
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:17 am (UTC)

Re: The Asshole Corrollary

Wow.
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From: ex_stdymphna813
2006-03-15 05:46 am (UTC)
cool quote :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:18 am (UTC)
I liked it.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-03-15 06:08 am (UTC)

True.

I love Aristotle 's teachings :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:20 am (UTC)

Re: True.

I haven't read enough of him to be able to say if I do or not, but I love this quote.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2006-03-15 07:52 am (UTC)
My favorite Aristotle quote is "There was never a genius without a tincture of madness." ^_^

But tee hee, I do like this one.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:22 am (UTC)
ain't that the truth!
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[User Picture]From: hellakaty
2006-03-15 08:10 am (UTC)
What a smarty pants!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:23 am (UTC)
Indeed!
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[User Picture]From: recursive
2006-03-15 08:13 am (UTC)
That's a good one.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:23 am (UTC)
I liked it. :)
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[User Picture]From: lil_miss_s
2006-03-15 08:45 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree more - that's something I struggle with on a daily basis with my co-workers, I even go as far as saying to them; I hear your point but I would appreciate it if you would stop & listen to mine -
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 09:24 am (UTC)
Nice.

Does it ever work?

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-15 12:25 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Me too.
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