Logic vs Real Thinking

From Lev Shestov’s All Things Are Possible

“There is no mistake about it, nobody wants to think, I do not speak here of logical thinking. That, like any other natural function, gives people great pleasure. For this reason philosophical systems, however complicated, arouse real and permanent interest in the public provided they only require from people the logical exercise of the mind, and nothing else. But to think- really to think- surely this means a relinquishing of logic. It means living a new life. It means a permanent sacrifice of the dearest habits, tastes, attachments, without even the assurance that the sacrifice will bring any compensation.”


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