Popular Philosophy

September 7, 2008

“Formal philosophies undergo evaporation of their technical solid contents; in a thinner and more viable form they find their way into the minds of those who know nothing of their original forms. When these diffuse and, so to say, airy emanations recrystalize in the popular mind they form a hard deposit of opinion that alters slowly and with great difficulty.”
– John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty