Wednesday, April 02, 2008

McCain's Socratic Epistemology

John McCain:
"I don't know much about economics."

Socrates:
"I am wiser than this man; it is likely that neither of us knows anything worthwhile, but he thinks he knows something when he does not, whereas when I do not know, neither do I think I know; so I am likely to be wiser than he to this small extent, that I do not think I know what I do not know."
(Plato's Apology 21d, trans. Grube)

and for good measure...

Ronald Reagan:
"It’s not that liberals are ignorant. It just that so much of what they know isn’t true."

Droppin' some knowledge on all you Commie suckas.

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