About Daniel C

About Retired - ex-teacher. Degree in philosophy and religious studies.
Location Western Cape, South Africa
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Favourite philosophers Heidegger, Plato/Soccrates, Descartes, Ryle, Fa-tsang, Camus, Derrida
Favourite quotations The following is a quote I wrote down many years ago, which I recently discovered again. The author being unknown to me. I can't claim authorship for any part of it, but I fully identify with what is being stated here, but the order is tall!
"Truth: Requirements for those in search of it. Truth is sought for its own sake. And those who are engaged upon the quest for anything fot its own sake are not interested in other things. Finding the truth is difficult, and the road to it is rough. Therefore, the seeker after the truth is not one who studies the writings of the ancients and, folllowing his natural disposition, puts his trust in them, but rather the one who suspects his faith in them and questions what he gathers from them, the one who submits to argument and demonstration, and not to the sayings of a human being whose nature is fraught with all kinds of imperfection and deficiency. Thus the duty of the man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all he reads, and, applying his mind to the core and margins of its content, attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either prejudice or leniency".