12.07.2010

Imaginary Warning

Children are often admired for their ability to imagine. With the acknowledgment of imagination's beauty, though, must also come the realization that it is a power that is essentially limited by particularity. If imagination were a power of abstraction then children would be the most brilliant of philosophers. And inasmuch as we fail to transcend our own imagination when understanding reality, our thinking will remain stagnant and marked by a gross immaturity. In this way, the empiricism of a Hume or a Locke is a philosophy fit only for perpetual children.

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