Sunday, May 25, 2008

Carnival House Mirror

For anyone who believes autistics can easily understand and empathize with one another, consider the example of Socrates.

Here we have Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein—in many ways the spiritual descendants of the puzzling Athenian—all lining up to express their deep frustration with him. Each grouses, “It’s as though I can see something familiar in the bumptious old fart, but I’ll be damned if I recognize what it is.”

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