Benjamin Wiker

Benjamin Wiker

As with Hobbes, we see again, the power of fiction. Rousseau's acount of natural man was no more real than Hobbes's, but following the same pattern, once it became the accepted story of human origins, it thereby exercised the power of a self-fulfilling prophecy. In imagining Rousseau to be right, we have become what Rousseau imagined.More Benjamin Wiker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Like Aristotle, conservatives generally accept the world as it is; they distrust the politics of abstract reason – that is, reason divorced from experience.More Benjamin Wiker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There once was a man called Rousseau who wrote a book containing nothing but ideas. The second edition was bound in the skins of those who laughed at the first.More Benjamin Wiker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In August, 1900, [Friedrich] Nietzsche was laid to rest Nietzsche, as the apostle of atheism, heralded the darkest century the world has ever known.More Benjamin Wiker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes a clearly defined error is the only way to discover the truthMore Benjamin Wiker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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