Thursday, November 18, 2010

And just what are you saying?

To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true.
~ Aristotle

Otherwise, there is this sign:

7 comments:

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Oh, boy. No, thanks. LOL. Have you ever wondered what Aristotle would have done if he'd had a camera?

Sandra said...

I had to read the quote out loud because it confused me so much i could not digest it. had to chuckle at the comment about the camera. YIKES. so now they have cell phones in prison?

altadenahiker said...

Well, did you even try?

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - - that's all."

Pasadena Adjacent said...

you couldn't before? no problem asking for money though. My cousin spent several years as a guest of the Florence Institute of the aryan brotherhood. Ain't the wisdom of Aristotle tattooed on his neck

BANJO52 said...

I'm not sure this is such a case, but I often wonder if much of philosophy amounts to obfuscating the obvious. But if we all keep refusing to see the obvious, obfuscate away, I guess.

Barb said...

I'm as stymied by the sign as I was by the Aristotle quote! Please tell me that this is an example of "what is not that is not!"

Kathy said...

Amazing! Unbelievable! Amazingly unbelievable!