Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Think!

Isn't there something inappropriately condescending and self-important about this motto, found on a t-shirt sold by the APA and the title of a book by Simon Blackburn? Doesn't it seem to suggest that one is only really thinking when one thinks philosophically?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

No.

Anonymous said...

Yes.

zombie said...

No.

Clayton said...

Yes!

(and no. Not in the case of Blackburn's book.)

Anonymous said...

I dunno. When we in grad school, some of us thought of printing a shirt up with a picture of Socrates. The accompanying motto was "Fuck Wisdom. Give me a job!." We were going to sell them at the APA and make a fortune.

Given the standard Cartesian argument, what are the implications of denying the APA's imperative?