Thursday, May 29, 2014

Money Wisdom #273

"Has the world ever been changed by anything save by thought and its magic vehicle the Word? I believe in actual fact philosophy ranks before and above the natural sciences and that all method and exactness serve its intuitions and its intellectual and historical will .... Scientific freedom from assumptions is or should be a moral fact. But intellectually it is, as Freud points out, probably an illusion. One might strain the point and say that science has never made a discovery without being authorized and encouraged thereto by philosophy".

Thomas Mann Freud and the Future (1947) p. 419
quoted in Albert Tauber Freud - The Reluctant Philosopher (2010) note 2 page 227

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