Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Herculean task: To combat absolutism and relativism

To paraphrase Hitchens the difficult task is to combat absolutism and relativism at the same time without falling into either ditch. One can lead you to burn books and people and the other can lead you to do nothing about it. One can make you a dogmatic partisan and the other a trifling loaf. Arm yourself with the sword of reason and the shield of skepticism.

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