02 September 2010

True ignorance

"Socrates liked to tease his interlocutors by saying that the only thing he knew was that he knew nothing. There is a deep insight in this, for the one thing that is more dangerous than true ignorance is the illusion of knowledge and understanding. Such illusion abounds, and one of the first tasks of philosophy." 

A. C. (Anthony Clifford) Grayling, On Becoming a Philosopher

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