Estudios de Filosofía
Print version ISSN 0121-3628
POSADA GONZALEZ, María Cecilia. The Blindness of Mortals: The Philosopher: between Human Jest and Divine Envy. Estud.filos [online]. 2006, n.34, pp. 49-62. ISSN 0121-3628.
The first Philosophers were very conscious of the novelty that they introduced in the way they related to the World, which is, a change in perspective that distanced from the close and the immediate, to approach everything contemplatively. From the predominance that vision had in the Greek tongue came terms and metaphors as the blindness of mortal people, which not only illustrate the contrast between the daily way of life and the philosophical one, but which dramatize it as the old anecdote on Thales. Why, both yesterday and today, is the Philosopher laughable for the majority, while, he considers himself object of the envy of the gods?
Keywords : Blindness; Philosopher; Theory; Vision; Gods; Contemplation; Laughter.