Dávila never explains or argues, rather, leaves it to the reader to simply understand or not understand. Like a joke, if you have to explain it, it’s no longer funny.
Nothing seems easer to understand than what we have not understood.A case in point is this non-obvious aphorism we mentioned a few weeks back:
Outside epistemology there is no salvation.
the nature, origin, and scope of knowledge, epistemic justification, the rationality of belief, and various related issues. Debates in epistemology are generally clustered around four core areas,1) The philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and the conditions required for a belief to constitute knowledge, such as truth and justification,2) Potential sources of knowledge and justified belief, such as perception, reason, memory, and testimony,3) The structure of a body of knowledge or justified belief, including whether all justified beliefs must be derived from justified foundational beliefs or whether justification requires only a coherent set of beliefs, and4) Philosophical skepticism, which questions the possibility of knowledge, and related problems, such as whether skepticism poses a threat to our ordinary knowledge claims and whether it is possible to refute skeptical arguments.
Reading is the unsurpassed drug because it allows us too escape not only the mediocrity of our lives but even more so the mediocrity of our souls.
Of the modern substitutes for religion, probably the least heinous is vice.
The revolutionary does not hate because he loves but loves because he hates.
We cannot escape the triviality of existence through the doors, but rather through the roofs.
All noble activity is a stalking of a miracle.