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“The new vision of the world forged by modern science had almost nothing in common with that of the Ancients. The universe as described by Newton, particularly, is no longer in any sense a place of peace and harmony; rather it is a world of blind forces and collision, in which we no longer know where to place ourselves… We might say that modern thought puts mankind in the place of cosmos and divinity.”

~ Luc Ferry, A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living

 

 

A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living (Learning to Live)

by Luc Ferry [Harper Perennial]
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Philosophy begins and ends in the realm of plumbers and love and aching backs and hangovers and beauty and painted toenails…

~ Scott Samuelson