Quote of the day–Aristotle

“All people by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses. For even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves, and above all others the sense of sight. For not only with a view to action, but even when we are not going to do anything, we prefer seeing, one might say, to everything else. The reason is that this, most of all the senses, makes us know and brings to light many differences between things.” Aristotle from Metaphysics 350 B.C.E



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  1. Yeah, I admired Aristotle back in my college days and still even today in some areas he rings true. This quote, however, is anthropocentric. As such we have evolved in such a manner that sight dominates. However, equally true is the fact that not all animals – and we are animals too – have evolved in such a manner that sight is far down the list of senses, yet for those animals too, they find joy and happiness utilizing their own dominant senses such as their olfactory and their audio senses.


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