Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on April 2, 2023

in Economics, Seen and Unseen

… is from page ix of Georgetown University philosopher Jason Brennan’s 2019 book, When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice:

Philosophy brings our hidden ideas to the surface and exposes unseen contradictions. What we think is obvious is not so obvious on reflection. Philosophical inquiry often shows that our core beliefs are a jumbled mess.

DBx: Indeed.

And note that if “Econ 101” is substituted for “philosophy” and “philosophical inquiry,” this statement retains its full measure of truth and relevance.

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