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rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

For I doubt not, but if it had been a thing contrary to any man’s right of dominion, or to the interest of men that have dominion, that the three angles of a triangle should be equal to two angles of a square, that doctrine should have been, if not disputed, yet by the burning of all books of geometry suppressed, as far as he whom it concerned was able.

[Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapter XI, “Of the Difference of Manners”]

If it suited us, in our greed for power over truth, cubes would roll.

Posted by luno in Hobbes, General (Friday December 15, 2006 at 4:47 pm)
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