Wednesday, 10 August 2005

Fewtril #15

To call oneself educated, it is not enough to be able to read a book; rather, it is to be able to understand the history of thought that led the writer of the book to get into such a frightful mess.


dearieme said...

"To call oneself educated....".
Dare one?

Deogolwulf said...

Good question.

dearieme said...

Lest I forget: friend giving a 'supervision' (small group tutorial) for a Cambridge College, to undergraduate: "I recommend Snooks' book."
Undergraduate: "I don't find books at all helpful."