Thursday, 11 August 2016

Two thoughts together

I found, in my collections, two quotations that I think belong together.

'Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.' – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

In her 'Science as Salvation' (p62), Mary Midgley wrote that G.E. Moore (1873-1958) suggested (in his Principia Ethica) that the highest human good was the 'admiring contemplation' of beautiful objects or beautiful people, to which she added 'I think he did suggest the detached museum-attitude'.

Exactly why I think these two ideas belong together is another matter. I'm not sure that I know, I just feel that they do.