23 APR 2012 by ideonexus

 Egotistical Man Doesn't Study Man

In an age of egoism, it is so difficult to persuade man that of all studies, the most important is that of himself. This is because egoism, like all passions, is blind. The attention of the egoist is directed to the immediate needs of which his senses give notice, and cannot be raised to those reflective needs that reason discloses to us; his aim is satisfaction, not perfection. He considers only his individual self; his species is nothing to him. Perhaps he fears that in penetrating the myst...
Folksonomies: anthropology improvement
Folksonomies: anthropology improvement
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Because he his concerned only with his immediate wants, not his betterment.