Roger Penrose quote

"But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality."

Roger Penrose

Born: August 8, 1931

Occupation: Physicist

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Well, I don't know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel because I'm no real philosopher in the sense of knowing what these people have said in any detail so let me not comment on that too much.

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Ambition, idly vain; revenge and malice swell her train.

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