A renowned philosopher was held in high regard by his driver, who listened in awe at every speech while his boss would easily answer questions about morality and ethics.
Then one day the driver approached the philosopher and asked if he was willing to switch roles for the evening"s lecture.
The philosopher agreed and, for a while, the driver handled himself remarkably well.
When it came time for questions from the guests, a woman in the back asked,
"Is the epistemological view of the universe still valid in an existentialist world?"
"That is an extremely simple question," he responded. "So simple, in fact, that even my driver could answer that, which is exactly what he will do."
n. - chem. Colourless volatile organic liquid used as an anaesthetic or solvent.
- clear sky; upper regions of the air.
- hist. A medium formerly assumed to permeate all space. B medium through which electromagnetic waves were formerly thought to be transmitted. [greek aitho burn]
—n. Set of moral principles (the quaker ethic). —adj. = *ethical. [greek: related to *ethos]
n. Characteristic spirit or attitudes of a community etc. [greek ethos character]
n. (attrib.) A radical derived from ethane, present in alcohol and ether. [german: related to *ether]
n. = *study n. 6. [french, = study]
v. (-ding) 1 a escape from, avoid, esp. By guile or trickery. B avoid doing (one's duty etc.). C avoid answering (a question).
- avoid paying (tax). [latin evado escape]
n.pl. = *even money.
n. - thing that happens.
- fact of a thing's occurring.
- item in a (esp. Sports) programme. at all events (or in any event) whatever happens. In the event as it turns (or turned) out. In the event of if (a specified thing) happens. In the event that if it happens that. [latin venio vent- come]
adj. - each single (heard every word).
- each at a specified interval in a series (comes every four days).
- all possible (every prospect of success). every bit as colloq. (in comparisons) quite as. Every now and again (or then) from time to time. Every other each second in a series (every other day). Every so often occasionally. [old english: related to *ever, *each]
- one n. Each one.
v. Expel (a tenant etc.) By legal process. eviction n. [latin evinco evict- conquer]