Monday, February 27, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Doubt

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. This phrase is famously associated with Rene Descartes, and there is even a philosophical method named "Cartesian doubt" in his honor. The Latin word dubium has as its root the word duo, two. Something that is dubium, a matter of doubt, is about possibilities, the existence of two or more things that make claims to be true. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Dubium sapientiae initium.

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.


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