Joy in the Merely Real

Aug 24, 2017

by Eliezer Yudkowsky

..Do not all charms fly

At the mere touch of cold philosophy?

There was an awful rainbow once in heaven:

We know her woof, her texture; she is given

In the dull catalogue of common things.

—John Keats, Lamia

Joy in the Merely Real

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