Saturday, December 31, 2016

A quote for your New Year from one of the philosophers we will need this year

"I am a psychological and historical structure. Along with existence, I received a way of existing, or a style. All of my actions and thoughts are related to this structure, and even a philosophers thought is merely a way of making explicit their hold upon the world, which is all they are.

And yet, I am free, not in spite of or beneath these motivations, but rather by their means. For that meaningful life, that particular signification of nature and history that I am, does not restrict my access to the world; it is rather my means of communication with it." (Maurice Merleau-Ponty)

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