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Englische Schriftsteller und Philosophen
Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Christopher Marlowe – John Stuart Mill – John Milton
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772–1834
"He who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all".
Aids to Reflection in the Formation of a Manly Character, 1825
Christopher Marlowe
6.2. 1564 Canterbury – 30.5. 1593 Deptford (heute: London); englischer Dramatiker
Barnardine: "Thou hast committed— "
Barabas: "Fornication: but that was in another country;
And besides, the wench is dead."
The Jew of Malta, IV, 1
Das wird zitiert in Sara Paretsky: Blacklist, marlowe Rezension
John Stuart Mill
20.5. 1806 London – 8.5. 1873 Avignon; englischer Philosoph und Nationalökonom
"It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied;
better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied."
Utilitarianism 1863
John Milton
9.12. 1608 London – 8.11. 1674 London; englischer Dichter
“A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determine, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.” Areopagitica
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye." Areopagitica 1644
Wer einen Menschen tötet, tötet ein vernünftiges Wesen, Gottes Ebenbild; aber wer ein gutes Buch vernichtet, tötet die Vernunft selbst, tötet das Ebenbild Gottes, sozusagen als Abbild.

John Stuart Mill John Milton
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