Monday, April 12, 2010

as we learn we must unlearn

Monday, April 12, 2010

“Skepticism is as much the result of knowledge, as knowledge is of skepticism. To be content with what we at present know, is, for the most part, to shut our ears against conviction; since, from the very gradual character of our education, we must continually forget, and emancipate ourselves from, knowledge previously acquired; we must set aside old notions and embrace fresh ones; and, as we learn, we must be daily unlearning something which it has cost us no small labour and anxiety to acquire.”
~ From Theodore Alois Buckley’s introduction to the Iliad of Homer, 1899

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