Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ideas Have Consequences

Here is an encouraging quote by Prof Richard M Weaver (1948) that cosmopolitans will enjoy:
The discipline of poetry may be expected first to teach the evocative power of words, to introduce the student, if we may so put it, to the mighty power of symbolism, and then to show him that there are ways of feeling about things which are not provincial either in space or time. Poetry offers the fairest hope of restoring our lost unity of mind.
Perhaps society has reason for hope afterall.

Source: Weaver, R M (1948), Ideas Have Consequences, University of Chicago.

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