Tuesday, 24 May 2011

standing upon the shoulders of giants

'In the battle of the books, the internecine quarrel between the ancients and moderns, the one verity whose victory abides is that, as the dwarfish John of Salisbury divinely said, if the midget sees farther 'tis from standing upon a giant's shoulders- but facing the other way and so vigorously pissing in the latter's Cyclopean eye that though a Kant is but the wreck of a Rawls and Plato the merest dregs of a Popper, a drunken Hermeneutics yet ever offer its votaries what disciplined Philosophy wont- videlicet a lifted horizon.'
Rev. Patti Obaweyo Golem

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