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Single Idea 8095

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy]

Full Idea

Everything we think must be thought with our entire being, body and soul.

Gist of Idea

We must think with our entire body and soul


Joseph Joubert (Notebooks [1800], 1798)

Book Reference

Joubert,Joseph: 'Notebooks', ed/tr. Auster,Paul [nyrb 2005], p.43

A Reaction

Not just that thinking must be a whole-hearted activity, but that the very contents of our thinking will be better if it arises out of being a physical creature, and not just a disembodied reasoner. Maybe the bowels are not needed to analyse set theory.