"Philosophers are people ..." Quote of Robert Musil

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system.
Robert Musil
Robert Musil (1880-1942), Austrian author. The Man Without Qualities, book I, part 2, ch. 62, Gesammelte Werke in Neun Banden [Collected Works in Nine Volumes], vol. I, p. 253, ed. Adolf Frise, trans. by Donald C. Riechel, Rowohlt (1978).

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