On 30 Jan 2013, at 09:40, meekerdb wrote:
On 1/29/2013 7:38 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 27 Jan 2013, at 19:53, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
You sill say interesting things even in a thread that has fallen
deep in the boring hole of Reductio at Hitlerum
Well ... Thanks :)
Actually, it happens that I appreciate rather well Leo Strauss (who
coined "Reductio ad Hitlerum").
A man who believed freedom is incompatible with excellence.
Well i believe plausibly the contrary: freedom is needed for
excellence to appear. Perhaps *some* excellence can have a negative
feedback on freedom, but then, is it still excellence for me?
That the noble lie is justified to lead the hoi polloi.
In theory I disagree with this, but in practice, I am less sure. Let
us say that I certainly would encourage a change of mentality making
this eventually absurd, but the (sad) truth is that most people still
want the noble lies. Those who defends the more reason are not those
who practice it the more.
Hmm... A lie is never noble, but some lies can help locally with
respect to some suffering. It is not easy, especially with children
and old people.
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