Friday, July 14, 2017

A Voice from the Past - Chesterton

For definitions are very dreadful things: they do the two things that most men, especially comfortable men, cannot endure. They fight; and they fight fair.

G. K. Chesterton,  1874-1936, Utopia of Usurers, V. The Church and the Servile State (Gutenberg Press, produced by Mike Pullen, 2000).

How important is it to define what we are discussing? Can it help keep the discussion fair?

1 comment:

  1. I have it helpful to be specific in discussions. Broad generalizations only foster misunderstanding.