Arrogance as a paradoxical moment in philosophical life


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One common excess marks the character of most good philosophical friends and conversation partners. That excess is arrogance.The path of philosophical life is not desired by the ignoramus. And it c…

Keith Wayne Brown‘s insight:

…the path of philosophical life is desired by the arrogant man for he believes it to be the best form of life and he wants it for himself. And yet, such a path cannot be disclosed to him until he is humbled. Humbling occurs not least when he recognizes that he has been a fool. For many years, a fool. Many years spent in vain. Philosophy brings him to confront his foolishness and to feel shame for having lived this way…. This turning is the beginning…

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