There is a new blogger here at the Bourgeois Burglars. Please welcome Le Complice, whose first post is below.
Perhaps you've seen this circulating in the blogosphere. I've decided to play.
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Dont search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
Well, there are a number of books next to me, but this is the one I grabbed (and, okay, I was motivated a bit by the "cool" factor).
He [the "Guardian" in Plato's Republic] hates him whom he does not know, not for some wrong he has previously suffered from him, but for the very fact of his ignorance of him; just as he loves him whom he knows, not for some kindness he has previously received from him, but for the very fact of his knowledge of him. (From Averroes' Commentary on Plato's Republic, corr. ed., trans. E.I.J. Rosenthal (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966).)
It's like the "six degrees" game, only smarter.
(HT: Brian Leiter)