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i too have happy ideas

Eat your bagel,
Read your Hegel,
It's the morning song!

Women are capable of education, but they are not made for activities which demand a universal faculty such as the more advanced sciences, philosophy, and certain forms of artistic production. Women may have happy ideas, taste, and elegance, but they cannot attain to the ideal. The difference between men and women is like that between animals and plants. Men correspond to animals, while women correspond to plants because their development is more placid and the principle that underlies it is the rather vague unity of feeling. When women hold the helm of government, the state is at once in jeopardy, because women regulate their actions not by the demands of universality but by arbitrary inclinations and opinions. Women are educated—who knows how?—as it were by breathing in ideas rather than by acquiring knowledge. The status of manhood, on the other hand, is attained only by the stress of thought and much technical exertion.

Philosophy of Right, addition to paragraph 166.

And somehow people still have this idea that philosophy is a rigorous discipline.

Cat jumps on the counter, sees the cone-filter coffee pot working away: my God! What manner of dangerous, spherical animal is that?

 

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