Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dissent can be the path of least resistance

"submission to authority is in general less deliberately assertive than is an act of dissent.  But not always.  St. Augustine's struggle for belief in revelation was much more dynamic and original than is the rejection of revelation by a religiously brought up young man today."

     Michael Polanyi, Personal knowledge: towards a post-critical philosophy, pt. 2, chap. 7, sec. 3 ((London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962 [1958]), 209). 

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