Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the 

  • Leo Lionni, "Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the , 1954, colored paper and colored plastic mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.184

Title
Here is the beginning of philosophy: a recognition of the conflicts between men, a search for their cause, a condemnation of mere opinion…and the discovery of a standard of judgment.” – Epictetus, Discourses, II:11…From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1954
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 24 7818 14 in. (63.246.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
colored paper and colored plastic mounted on paperboard
Keywords
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – philosophy
  • Object – weapon – spear
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1984.124.184
Palette
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