Lasă-mă să-ţi amintesc de gândul filozofului antic ce se întreba:
când aduni pe unu cu unu, care unu se adună cu celălalt?
Care unu devine doi?
Au stat muţi matematicienii în faţa unei asemenea întrebări
căci ei nu ştiu decât de mărimi comutative.
Dar când prietenul întâlneşte prietenul?
Constantin Noica, Trei poeme filozofice pentru S. (Poemul I)
let me remind you of the ancient philosopher’s thought
who used to ask himself: when one is added to one
which one is added to which one?
which one becomes two?
silent remained the mathematicians before such a question
because they only knew of commutative elements.
yet what happens when the friend meets the friend?
Constantin Noica, Three Philosophical Poems for S.
Constantin Noica: Romanian philosopher, close friend of Cioran and Ionesco, who chose to refuse the exile because he believed in resisting history through culture. He tried to set up the example of a Romanian paideia but there are many voices who accuse him now of having made a pact with the regime in order to be able to pursue his dream. As an anecdote, he used to select his disciples after a several hours’ discussion in German. Oh yes, and they were asked to learn ancient Greek, of course – and if possibly, Latin too. I think this makes A very happy :-).