Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sage Advice

From a footnote on metaphysics in De Morgan's Formal Logic (ch. 2):

I would not dissuade a student from metaphysical inquiry; on the contrary, I would rather endeavour to promote the desire of entering upon such subjects: but I would warn him, when he tries to look down his own throat with a candle in his hand, to take care that he does not set his head on fire.

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