Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Quote of the Day — Karl Popper

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published: mercredi 20 décembre 2006 18:32:33

Here’s a quote that connects with DaveScot’s plea in the previous post:

Once one has sacrificed one’s intellectual conscience over a minor point one does not wish to give in too easily; one wishes to justify the self-sacrifice by convincing oneself of the fundamental goodness of the cause, which is seen to outweigh any little moral or intellectual compromise that may be required. With every such moral or intellectual sacrifice one gets more deeply involved. One becomes ready to back one’s moral or intellectual investments in the cause with further investments. It is like being eager to throw good money after bad. — Karl Popper, Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography, p. 34

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