Sunday, June 14, 2015

the mask be torn away

"Yes, it is better to watch a man in doubt
and danger, see what he is when all's gone wrong;
for only then will truth come from the heart,
the mask be torn away, the man remain."

[Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Book III, Lines 55-58]

1 comment:

DL Turner said...

This post put me in remembrance of "Adventures in Realism." These powerful essays offer a scholarly yet accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Literature and Mathematics are my two passions.