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Philosophy is…

November 15, 2008

The systematic abuse of technical terms invented specifically for that purpose.

Bertrand Russell


William James on Philosophy

November 2, 2008

With his obscure and uncertain speculations as to the intimate nature and causes of things, the philosopher is likened to a ‘blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that is not there.’

Some Problems of Philosophy : A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy (1911) Ch. 1 : Philosophy and its Critics