2005-05-29

Feeling Philosophical!

"It is better to be a human being unsatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates unsatisfied than a fool satisfied."

- John Stuart Mill in Utilitarianism (1863).

3 Comments:

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

I had to do an essay on that quote once, I was the only one in my seminar that thought being a satisfied pig was the better option...

09:20  
Blogger Count said...

You can't get happier than a happy pig - "As happy as a pig in shit". You never hear anyone saying "As hapy as a philosopher in an argument" do you?

Pigs it is!

07:08  
Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

As happy as Immanuel Kant after he'd just been blown by Crown Princess Wilhelmina of Sweden, maybe, but otherwise... nah.

17:33  

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