Saturday, November 13, 2004

How Philosophers Should Greet One Another

Der Gruss der Philosophen unter einander sollte sein: "Lass Dir Zeit!"

This is how philosophers should greet each other: "Take your time!"

-- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value (University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 80.

A similar thought is to be found in Franz Brentano, though I have forgotten where he says this:

Wer eilt, bewegt sich nicht auf dem Boden der Wissenschaft.

One who hurries is not proceeding on a scientific basis.