That philosopher was one of my most intimate acquaintances.
But my conscience smote me for having uttered a truth, even to aid a friend, and hastening back to Athens, I arrived behind the philosopher's chair as he was inditing the 'aulos.'"
I am the same philosopher who wrote each of the three hundred treatises commemorated by Diogenes Laertes."
"No sir, the soul is no such thing!" (Here the philosopher, looking daggers, took occasion to make an end, upon the spot, of his third bottle of Chambertin.)
Of this, although extremely indecent in his Majesty, the philosopher took no notice: - simply kicking the dog, and requesting him to be quiet.
"But if I have a penchant, Monsieur Bon-Bon - if I have a penchant, it is for a philosopher. Yet, let me tell you, sir, it is not every dev - I mean it is not every gentleman who knows how to choose a philosopher.
- absorption of a pill-box!" - and the philosopher dropped a tear.
- a bargain." Here the philosopher slapped his Majesty upon the back.
Marcuse exchanged ideas with well-known philosophers
like his professor Martin Heidegger, but he might be best known for the later stages of his life, when he became known in the media as "the guru of the New Left." Thorkelson does an admirable job of taking sophisticated philosophical arguments and delivering them in a few panels, not to mention doing so in a way that minimizes the pace-slowing impact of "talking heads." But this is dense material, and even dedicated readers might need to step away for a break after several chapters that probe the differences of rival philosophies.