Wednesday, May 02, 2007


One of the books I'm currently reading is A.C. Grayling's fascinating biography of Rene Descartes, which is unique in that Grayling proposes the notion that Descartes actually worked as a Jesuit spy for a while before fully embarking on his intellectual career.*

But how this relates to karma is this: in one part Grayling mentions in passing that David Hume had suffered a nervous breakdown while he was a young man. So I suppose it is some how fitting that I, too, would suffer a nervous breakdown.

Blogger's Note - This blogger does not, however, believe in karma.

*Apparently, spying was a natural side occupation for intellectuals in those days, given that they could speak multiple languages and they made frequent travels to different regions to meet with other intellectuals.

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