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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Italian Nietzsche (22)

Proving that something is not there is as important a discovery as, or maybe more important than, proving that it is there. For example: to say that there are no human remains in a given geological era, or that a given elemental body in not among the elements of a sun, are as precious truths as the affirmative ones.

__Giovanni Papini, L'altra metà (1911), 3: Nothingness