Saturday, November 5, 2011

Oddysseans - Murray Gell-Mann

"Nietzsche introduced the distinction 'Apollonians' who favor logic, the analytical approach, and a dispassionate weighing of evidence, and 'Dionysians' who lean toward intuition, synthesis and passion. These traits are sometimes described as correlating very roughly with emphasis on the use of the left and right brain respectively. But some of us seem to belong to another category 'Oddysseans,' who combine two predelictions in the quest for connections among ideas. Such people often feel lonely in conventional institutions..."

Murray Gell-Mann
, from the foreword of The Quark and the Jaguar.

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