Edmund Husserl was born on this date in 1859.
Philosophy was the mission of my life. I had to philosophize otherwise I could not live in this world. (Here)
It may be that the truth we need cannot be known in a way that satisfies modern scruples. Not everything worth knowing can be validated conclusively and with certainty within the confines of one's own subjectivity. It may be that one pays a high price to satisfy the modern scruples . . . .
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