Saturday, March 04, 2006

Annals of academic put-downs

Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.
-- Marx and Engels

Quote taken from the Slate article on x-phi.

I should put together these put-downs in one post; for the moment, let me just link to the others that I have collected: 1,   2,   3,   4.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Here's another philosophy quote:

    "Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us - but not suckle us." (Kierkegaard.)