By Joern Fischer
Just as food for thought, here’s a quote from Alan Watts’ “The Way of Zen”, this one relating to Taoism:
Lao-tzu is still more forceful in his apparent condemnation of conventional cleverness:
“Cut out sagacity; discard knowingness,
and the people will benefit a hundredfold.
Cut out “humanity”; disregard righteousness,
and the people will regain love of their fellows.
Cut out cleverness; discard the utilitarian,
and there will be no thieves and robbers. …”
Academics typically assume that more knowledge is what makes for a better world. Does it?