We are here for knowledge. Our enemy is thoughtlessness. This is philosophy.

Damon Horowitz

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“Philosophy in Prison.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Philosophy in Prison." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by philosophy professor Damon Horowitz is from his 2011 TED Talk about his experience with teaching philosophy to prisoners. The quote is Horowitz's response to an inmate who asks Horowitz why he needs to learn about ethics (right and wrong) when he already knows what is wrong, because he has done wrong. Watch the full TED Talk here: Damon Horowitz - Philosophy in Prison