Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Philosophical Bitching

NYTs book review had an amusing review this weekend of Rousseau's Dog, where authors David Edmonds and John Eidinow tell of one pf philosophy's ridiculous and pretensious quarrels between heavyweights David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The best line from the review comes from Voltaire though, speaking about Rousseau:
"I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it is: 'My God, make our enemies very ridiculous.' God has granted it to me."
May we all be as lucky with the radical Right as Voltaire thought he was with Rousseau.