Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn

There are normal times when it is wholly admirable to be steadfast, resolute, unconflicted, and therefore when integrity is unmistakenly a virtue. The person of integrity knows what to do, and does it. But as we have been exploring, there are also times when certainty and single-mindedness indicate something less admirable: a deafness to voices that should be heard or a blindness to aspects of a situation that need to be considered.More Simon Blackburn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Why should thinkers mock the simple pieties of the people?More Simon Blackburn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The absolutist takes himself to speak to the ages, with the tongue of angels, but the relativist hears only one version among others, the subjectivity of the here and now.More Simon Blackburn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Since there is no telling in advance where it may lead, reflection can be seen as dangerous .More Simon Blackburn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The fantasist in whom the reality barrier has broken down is unreliable, believing things when he should not, and telling things as true when they are not.More Simon Blackburn quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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