Word Ways


What did we learn from the pomposities and incomprehensible musings of the existentialists and of Plato in our first two National Philosophy Tests? Two things, basically. First, we saw how a difficult passage, taken out of context, can be made to appear ludicrous. Second, we could not help but notice how even the most revered, emulated, and lofty thinkers of mankind were at times inclined, in their profundity, to the most blatant errors and laughable entrapment within their own wordiness. Immanual Kant, as our third National Philossophy Test will amply demonstrate, was no exception.