Sunday, August 09, 2009

Plato on Wonder

I have just started reading Richard Holmes' Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science and it is an absolute pleasure. Right off the bat, he links scientific passion to wonder and brings up this fantastic quote from Plato:

In Wonder all Philosophy began: in Wonder it ends...But the first Wonder is the Offspring of Ignorance; the last is the Parent of Adoration.

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