Monday, September 07, 2015

The Basic Dualism in the Psyche

"Autonomous man can order himself and society either by orienting himself toward transcendence or by emancipating himself as a world-immanent existence. In Augustinian language: Man can live either secundum Deum or secundum hominem." -- Eric Voegelin, What Is History and Other Late Unpublished Writings?, p. 32

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Mathematics

"If your approach to mathematics is mechanical not mystical, you're not going to go anywhere." -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb