The maturity of stupidity: A philosophical attempt on Flaubert and others

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Abstract

Although it is commonly held that good sense is the most equally distributed of all things, it is just as commonly acknowledged that we humans excel at stupidity in its boundless varieties. The aim of these reflections is to make a start with a philosophical examination of stupidity, combining both literature, myth, and philosophy. Rather than propose a "the-ory" or "concept" of stupidity, this exploration charts the archipelago of stupidity in both its wisdom and folly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-42
Number of pages26
JournalAvant
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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maturity
wisdom
myth
examination
philosophy
literature
Maturity
Stupidity
Gustave Flaubert

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  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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