Our Minds Are Dark, Our Wills Weak, Our Hearts Foul

Get thee post-haste to the Maverick Philosopher‘s website, where our friend Bill Vallicella has inked a splendid meditation on how very much we have to be humble about.

The best turn of phrase: “…an early weaponization of the space between chucker and effer.”

Too much the gentleman, he, to make it rhyme.

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  1. I agree with Bill that we ought to be humble in the face of our reality, but the piece reads as if written from some God-like point of view. The reality of our imperfection is daunting only in comparison to the Omnipotent. We are weak, dark and foul compared to an Idealist philosophical construct, but not compered to, say, a pack of hyenas.

    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Well, that’s Bill for you. He has expressed his admiration for what we are (and can be) on many occasions, too. Go dig around at his site; you’ll find much of value there.

    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink