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

Full Idea

Philosophy can be seen as being in a perpetual state of digression.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy is in a perpetual state of digression


G Deleuze / F Guattari (What is Philosophy? [1991], 1.1)

Book Reference

Deleuze/Guattari: 'What is Philosophy?' [Verso 1994], p.23

A Reaction

Anyone who has ever tried to teach philosophy will vouch for this. Philosophy is the 'Arabian Nights', conjuring up wonderful stories, to avoid having to face something nasty. Philosophy is perpetual postponement of problems.