Wednesday, 12 April 2006

Fewtril #89

Throughout the ages, the common man has been satisfied with his ignorance, but in our age he is angered when it is not recognised as knowledge.


dearieme said...

Very good. Would it be even more accurate with "wisdom" instead of "knowledge"?

Deogolwulf said...

Aha! Good question. "Wisdom" instead of "knowledge" -- perhaps more broadly apt.

I had also partly in mind, however, the way satisfaction with ignorance has spread to academia, where examples thereof are surrounded by such words as "standpoint epistemologies", by which they are then fiercely defended as being "different ways of knowing".