October 20, 2005

Door-to-door philosophers

Thanks to a student who compared Descartes's God existence proofs to evangelists, I had perhaps what should be a Monty Python skit of door-to-door philosophers pop into my head:

Rorty: I'm sorry to trouble you, but it's very important that I offer you some practical truth today.
Resident: Look, I had John-Paul Sartre peddling his Being and Nothingness yesterday morning, and I still haven't digested existentialism. Can you come 'round next week?
Rorty: Can I at least have a few minutes— [door slams!]
Resident: Pesky philosophers!

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