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    Good or evil? Or just a matter of fact?

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    Power.



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    Not much direction here.
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    People who are really intellectuals aren't really conscious of it... it's more a matter of who they are than who they try to be. Straight-up intellectuals I can deal with, but self-conscious pseudo-intellectuals are the worst.

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    I read this book which compared Burke's rage at the philosophees in France before the revolution to Schumpeter's attack on intellectuals as the grave diggers of capitalism and then compared it to conservative anti-intellectualism per se as grievance creators and peddlers.

    I'm unsure about it though.

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    The trick with intellectuals (and for intellectuals) is to avoid the assumption of a worldview that gives the intellect primacy. Very few people are smart enough (or humble enough) to be honest about what they really don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    The trick with intellectuals (and for intellectuals) is to avoid the assumption of a worldview that gives the intellect primacy. Very few people are smart enough (or humble enough) to be honest about what they really don't know.
    I really don't know if you're right.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I don't know if you're right.
    Neither do I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    ...but self-conscious pseudo-intellectuals are the worst.
    No one in particular springs to mind... :rolli:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I don't know if you're right.




    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Neither do I.
    No, I think you'll find that you're both wrong. I, however, am right.

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