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Thought for the Day – September 7th, 2013

09-07

Hume, David. Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. London, 1777. Vol I, pg 373-374
Essay X: Of Some Remarkable Customs
RC 14, Mil 373-374
SEE: http://www.davidhume.org/texts/etv1.html#Mil366
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Thought for the Day – August 30th, 2013

08-30

“…ἐν μὲν οὖν ταῖς εὖ κεκραμέναις πολιτείαις, εἰπερ ἄλλο τι δεῖ τηρεῖν ὅπως μηθὲν παρανομῶσι, καὶ μάλιστα τὸ μικρὸν φυλάττειν: λανθάνει γὰρ παραδυομένη ἡ παρανομία,…”
Aristotle. Politics. 350 BC. Book V, Section 1307b (35)
SEE (GREEK): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0058:book=5:section=1307b&highlight=sophistic
SEE (ENGLISH): http://books.google.com/books?id=QiqGAAAAMAAJ
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FULL QUOTE: “care must be taken to prevent men from committing any other breach of the law, most of all must a small breach be guarded against, for transgression of the law creeps in unnoticed, just as a small expenditure occurring often ruins men’s estates; for the expense is not noticed because it does not come all at once, for the mind is led astray by the repeated small outlays, just like the sophistic puzzle, ‘if each is little, then all are a little.’”

Thought for the Day – August 29th, 2013

08-29

“ὅταν γάρ τι προῶνται τῶν πρὸς τὴν πολιτείαν, μετὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἄλλο μικρῷ μεῖζον εὐχερέστερον κινοῦσιν, ἕως ἂν πάντα κινήσωσι τὸν κόσμον.”
Aristotle. Politics. 350 BC. Book I, Section 1307b (2)
SEE (GREEK): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0058%3Abook%3D5%3Asection%3D1307b
SEE (ENGLISH): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0058%3Abook%3D5%3Asection%3D1307b
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle
WEB PRESENCE: http://philpapers.org/browse/aristotle