An Essential Characteristic

You can always trust a man who smokes a pipe.

The essential characteristic of philosophy, which makes it a study distinct from science, is criticism. It examines critically the principles employed in science and in daily life; it searches out any inconsistencies there may be in these principles, and it only accepts them when, as the result of critical inquiry, no reason for rejecting them has appeared.

-Bertand Russell,

Would it not be wonderful if the members of society saw this as the path to discerning right from wrong and truth from lies?

HT to @philosophybits

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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