Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Human hubris, limits, and partialization

The individual human beings confidence and equilibrium depends on abiding in a very narrow slice of existence and blocking out for the most part the billions of other human beings and animals that operate with varied actual and virtual realities.(The Empiricists and Rationalists both have good points) The noise and experiences are deafening. For any human to claim absolute knowledge and understanding of existence with smug certainty reminds me of what Pliny stated that when it comes to mankind nothing is so frail and nothing is more arrogant. Pliny on Art and Society:
Pliny the Elder died studying Mt. Vesuvius in 70 AD.

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