Sunday, September 04, 2016

Two Perversions

A couple of weeks back, Agellius had a nice quotation from Dietrich Hildebrand, so I thought I'd put it here so I can find it again:

As in the intellectual field there exists a perversion according to which an interesting, complicated, intelligent error is preferred to a simple, evident truth, so there exists also a moral perversion that leads us to prefer the dramatic, interesting tension of a tragic sin to simple innocence.

Dietrich von Hildebrand, True Morality and Its Counterfeits, New York:David McKay Company (1955), pp. 44-45.

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