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9/18/2012 7:50:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Critical thinking tips from the Hill.
Rene Descartes: And thus I had found out book learning, at least the kind whose reasoning"s are merely probable and that do not have any demonstration. (Logical proofs), having been composed and enlarged little by little form the opinions of many different persons, does no draw so close to the truth as the simple reasoning"s that a man reasoning"s that a man of good sense can naturally make about the things he encounters. And thus, too, I thought that, because we were all children before being men and because for a long time it was necessary for us to be governed by our appetites and our teachers (which were frequently in conflict with one and other, and of which perhaps neither always gave the best advice), it is nearly impossible for our judgement to be as pure or as solid as they would have been if we had had the full use or our reason form the moment of our birth and if we had always been guided by it alone.
Descartes Discourse on method (1637)
The Fool says your reason your freedom; don"t be afraid to think for yourself.
The Fool on the Hill
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL