James over at nourishingobscurity.com recently referred to a quote by W C Fields which sums up this post. I like W C Fields' quotes, but I'd not heard this one.
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
Anyhow, this gave me the idea of a philosophy quiz. Here are a number of quotes from W C Fields and Immanuel Kant. All you have to do is decide which man was responsible for each quote and who was the better philosopher.
- The quality of sensation, colour, taste, etc., is always empirical and cannot be conceived a priori.
- If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
- There are three analogies of experience.
- Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch...
- Assume that a compound thing, a substance, consists of simple parts.
- Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream
- The transcendental realist is, therefore, an empirical realist.
- There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
- There are three kinds of Antinomies of pure Reason.
- Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there's nothing exactly like it.