Friday, May 02, 2014

The Philosopher-Practitioner

Socrates was not a metaphysician, but a practitioner, a physician of souls. His business was not to construct a system, but to make men think. This was the method by which he could best conquer a sophistry whose radical vice was not so much an error of doctrine as a deformity of the soul.

Jacques Maritain, An Introduction to Philosophy, p. 69.

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