Sunday, May 3, 2009

An Augustinian Mind-Twister

No one...must try to get to know from me what I know that I do not know, unless, it may be, in order to learn not to know what must be known to be incapable of being known! (Augustine, City of God 12.7)


Go ahead, read it again to know what you can know and cannot know or know that you cannot know (which is better than not knowing what you can know) about knowing and not knowing from Augustine.

3 comments:

Liam said...

I know I have a headache after reading that.

Jared said...

Yeah, I think I read it over three of four times when I first saw it.

Justin D said...

WTF?