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It is in the prosecution of some single object, and in striving to reach its accomplishment by the combined application of his moral and physical energies, that the true happiness of man, in his full vigour and development, consists. Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with repose; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm our eyes. If we consider the position of man in the universe,—if we remember the constant tendency of his energies towards some definite activity, and recognize the influence of surrounding nature, which is ever provoking him to exertion, we shall be ready to acknowledge that repose and possession do not indeed exist but in imagination. - Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Sphere and Duties of Government (The Limits of State Action) (1854 ed.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Peter Singer and Dinesh D'Souza Debate

Peter Singer was one of the major philosophers who's work initiated my interest into philosophy, ethics, politics, etc. His book Practical Ethics is one of my favorites. I highly recommend it.

philosophy bites: Peter Singer on Using Animals

Dinesh is among my least favorite people in the world. What a maroon! His arguments are both illogical and ill informed.