Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography

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Title Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography
Publication Type Book
Pub Year 2009
Authors Schweitzer, A.
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords ideas, truth, uniformity
Notes uniformity"Corporate bodies do not look for their strength in ideas and in the values of the people for whom they are responsible. They try to achieve the greatest possible uniformity. They believe that in this way they hold the greatest power, offensive as well as defensive." (p. 224)
truth"But merely accepting authoritarian truth, even if that truth has some virtue, does not bring skepticism to an end. To blindly accept a truth one has never reflected upon retards the advance of reason. Our world rots in deceit. Our very attempt to manipulate truth itself brings us to the brink of disaster." (p. 227)