Thursday, February 28, 2008

Three Schools of Philosophy

An excellent post by Richard Vigilante on the Buckley legacy over at The Corner:

Jacques Maritain famously said that there were never more than three schools of philosophy:

The idealists who believe that getting the truth was easy. These are the conventional liberals, whom Bill gently mocked.

The nominalists, the Sophists, who deny truth altogether; these are the hard Left,
the true enemy he rallied us against.

And finally the realists, who accept that the truth is out there but is fiercely difficult to lock down.

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