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August 20, 2012

Juicy Quote II

Filed under: Juicy Quotes,Philosophy — camcintosh @ 12:06 pm

“It may be thought that my contention is unimportant, but that is no ground for thinking that I am not in the right. What I am concerned with is knowledge only—that we should think correctly and so far arrive at some truth, however unimportant: I do not say that such knowledge will make us more useful members of society. If any one does not care for knowledge for its own sake, then I have nothing to say to him; only it should not be thought that a lack of interest in what I have to say is any ground for holding it untrue.”

—G. E. Moore, Principia Ethica, 37.2

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