A Tale of Two Philosophers
From today’s (31 October) Stumbling and Mumbling Blog HERE
“Karl Marx: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it”
Adam Smith: “those who are called philosophers or men of speculation, whose trade it is, not to do any thing, but to observe everything; and who, upon that account, are often capable of combining together the powers of the most distant and dissimilar objects.” (WN Book 1, chapter 1, paragraph 9).
May I ask: of the two approaches, which philosophy did the least material and human damage to the world: the philosopher who interpreted it and tried to forcibly change it, or the philosopher who observed everything and did nothing?”