Charles Jaigu, L’étonnement devant le monde

Comme on sait, la philosophie commence par l’étonnement devant le monde comme il est – Charles Jaigu, Figaro 26.11.16

It’s a nice thought but I’m not convinced. What astonishes me in the world are scientific things like those in the photograph – planes staying up in the sky, the double slot experiment in quantum physics. Philosophical questions seem, to me, more mechanical than these. Consciousness exists, evidently; where does it come from? Language relates to reality, evidently; but how?

public plane, rocket Tallinn 815.JPG(Tallinn, 2015)

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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