Thursday, 12 March 2015

Quote of the day: On life

"Life is motion. If the motion is not self-preserving, then it is self-destroying."

- philosopher Leonard Peikoff, from his book Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand [hat tip On Liberty Street]

 

5 comments:

  1. The oddest definition of life in the history of philosophy (or science). Thanks for the laugh.

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  2. @Chaz: Try as I might, I couldn't see the word "define" anywhere near that sentence of simple commentary. But perhaps your eyes are better than mine.

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  3. You didn't notice the word 'is' Peter?

    Usage: Used in sentences for identification or definition of a subject.

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/is

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  4. Life is a bowl of cherries.
    Peter is a big boo-boo brain.
    Chaz is a useless troll.
    These are all definitions?
    Ben is deluded.

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  5. Well the bit about you being a big boo-boo brain is definitional. The rest are false, so no.

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