John Henry Muirhead


Philosophy, said Plato, begins in wonder. The child who wonders why her wax doll shuts its eyes, or her kitten wags its tail, has already set forward on the path that leads to philosophy and science. The differences among us that distinguish learned from ignorant depend merely upon how far we have carried our wonder; whether we are content to accept superficial answers, or still find our wonder unsatisfied, and press on with a new question as soon as our first is answered.