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Saturday, September 30, 2006 

Luno's Musings
Topic: Philosophy

A few quotes from Bianco Luno's writing. This is from Philosophical Notebook XII: the world is my vienna.
6/27/97 – 4/19/00

Now Berkeley, what could he have meant by so tidy and malicious an epistemology?
A universe “freed of existences”?
What moral claim do you suppose he was alluding to? 44

An act of charity is as selfish an act as any other.
Whether it was an act of kindness or malice we were given birth, we start out owing.
Not to our parents ...
To pinpoint our creditor or the amount of our debt is to compound it.
In virtue of being born we owe everything to everything.
Nothing, not even death, will forgive our debt.
The magnitude of the initial gratuity casts its shadow onto all subsequent eleemosynary conceits.
We are immortal, or insist on it, because that’s how long we will go on owing. 78

I don’t believe in God because, to date, I haven’t had to.
God forbid I should. 81

My hatred for Aristotle is so intense I almost love him.
I must rein it in for, by his own admission, he was worthy of neither.
Kierkegaard took ill and died before he could become an atheist.
Nietzsche, mad before he could become a Christian.
Weininger, boy-philosopher, killed himself before he could become—a man. 95

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