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Does not our talk about a broken world imply that there have been this implication periods when the world was intact, though contradicts both the teachings of the Church and all the showings of history? own part, I would certainly answer, For any hesitation, that this break in the world cannot be considered as that has come about in recent years, or even during without my something recent centuries, in a world originally unbroken. To say so would not only be contrary, I repeat, to all historical likelihood but even metaphysically indefensible.
Proceeding along these lines we should be brought, undoubt edly, to a definition of the philosopher as the man who asks the true questions. But obviously this formula itself raises a The true difficulty. questions, I have said: true from whose point Or rather, can we give a meaning to the adjective true used here, without bringing in the problem of the point of view of the person to whom the true question is addressed? of view? as it , is There words is no difficulty, true answer at least in principle, in knowing what the might mean: true questions are another matter.
Then the curtain rises for the Third World War, and husband, wife, and child are all put into camp again by the Americans, as belonging to a nation beyond the Iron Curtain. But the small family group appeals to American a sentimentality, and a photograph is taken. * The point, here, is not only to recognize that the human, all too human, powers that make up my life no longer sustain any practical distinction between myself and the abstract individual all of whose particulars can be contained on the few sheets of an but that this strange reduction of a personality to official dossier, identity must have an inevitable repercussion on the forced to grasp myself; what is going to become of this inner life, on which we have been concentrating so much of our an official way I am attention?