The first tool produced by man at the very instant of becoming man was the stone knife. Human reason produces knives because it works like a knife, and it works like a knife because it produces knives. — Vilém Flusser, Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

…philosophy is like the attic where, in difficult times, one accumulates resources, lines up tools, and sharpens knives. — Alain Badiou, Infinite Thought 

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