October 15, 2011

One ought to seek good reasons for believing something

"One ought to seek good reasons for believing something. Faith, revelation, tradition, dogma, authority, the estatic glow of subjective certainty - all are recipes for error, and should be dismissed as sources of knowledge."

~ Steven Pinker in The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

No comments:

Post a Comment

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner