The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
- Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
Pandora's Veil of Ignorance
Inspired by Michel de Montaigne's (1533-1592) quote, "The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness". The titled responsion is...
Blissfully ignorant or blissfully bookish? As one of history's great moralists claims, wisdom is bliss. Replacing wisdom with ignorance and we come dangerously close to irresponsibility or an inability to respond as an autonomous vessel of epiphenomenal biology. Using your illusion of allusions past and anticipating futurity, the narratives we intact self govern restrictions on individual freedoms. How do you see wisdom?
The World is No Longer Flat
Inspired by William Whewell's (1794-1866) quote, "Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight: there will always be a bending downwards". The titled responsion is...
Geometric analogies aside, the wisdom of assigning rigidity to models of human governance and conduct is problematic. The "anti-fragility" of non-Gaussian models of probabilities should be counterfactual to the protective projects under the bell curve.
Immunity for Arrogance
Inspired by Jeremy Bentham's (1748-1832) quote, "Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.". The titled responsion is...
"A bad liar is a bad lawyer indeed", or so the saying goes. This move towards probabilistic outcomes is systematic of the pendulum going too far. There is still room for ethics grounded in virtue. The law of the land should reflect this. Veil or no veil ignorance of the law is teachable; a pedagogy worth correcting. Look towards the ancient Greeks.
Inspired by Gustave Flaubert's (1821-1880) quote, "Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in." The titled responsion is "Pandora's Paradox". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?
In the key of see, we can no longer unsee the light of truth in a shade of Absolute. This is not a dogma of sorts, for that is a perversion in all forms and manifestations, but a harmony of perfection in a frequency all of humanity understands.
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