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 (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).