By James Edwin Creighton
This Elibron Classics variation is a facsimile reprint of a 1905 variation via the Macmillan corporation, big apple.
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Well, some would say it’s God. Introvert: That’s true. And some would say Big Bang. But I’m not only speaking of the world of nature. Extrovert: Oh? What other world is there? Introvert: The world that man creates. Director: Political society? Then let’s get to the point. I think you think refusing what’s demanded by the score of nature leads to something different than one’s failing to perform the thing the state demands — whenever they are unaligned. Correct? Introvert: Correct. I do. You can’t fool nature but you just might fool the state.
We might be speaking of the greater good but really only thinking of ourselves! Director: Well, if you want to know if one who talks about the greater good is really thinking only of himself, it’s best for you to speak with him apart — without the noise of politics — to hear if false notes sound within his tune. An expert might perceive a note that’s sour amongst the crush of politics — but you are only starting out, my friend. Extrovert: But selfish men like that would never give you opportunity to question them alone!
What principle would say that we should take his wealth and give it to another man who knows its use? Introvert: A principle of knowledge, Director. Director: Is that a variation on the theme of others’ good? Introvert: It is in its effect. They’d confiscate the goods with peace of mind, and say that what they do is good and right. Director: But isn’t there some truth in what they say? Introvert: Well, that’s the question, Director. Director: It isn’t good to have a thing but not to know its use, correct?
An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton