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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #epistemology

Truth is not as pompous and romantic as myth ... but it has the immeasurable value of being the Truth.

Felix Alba-Juez

#philosophy #science #romantic

But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?

Gregory Bateson

#answer #epistemology #explorer #heart #inevitably

In reality, conclusions are muddy, there are no final curtains, and life just goes on.

Sam Waterston


The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us see and perceive all other things, takes no notice of itself: and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own object.... If by this inquiry into the nature of the understanding, I can discover the powers thereof; how far they reach; to what things they are in any degree proportionate; and where they fail us, I suppose it may be of use to prevail with the busy mind of man to be more cautious in meddling with things exceeding its comprehension; to stop when it is at the utmost extent of its tether; and to sit down in a quiet ignorance of those things which, upon examination, are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities.

John Locke

#epistemology #metacognition #art

Without causality in the world, there is no point in educating people, or making any moral or political appeal.

Felix Alba-Juez

#philosophy #science #education

Where both reason and experience fall short, there occurs a vacuum that can be filled by faith.

Jostein Gaarder


One of the advantages of science is that one's work, ultimately, is either replicated or it is not.

Kay Redfield Jamison

#science #science

If somebody is going to try to paste a person's view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas. Don't give me Ayn Rand.

Paul Ryan

#ayn rand #epistemology #give #give me #going

Comprehending and knowing better and deeper are the best guarantees we can have to attain ideas and criteria of our own; i.e. to stop depending on what other people say. In summary, to be freer to choose our own path in life.

Manuel Toharia-Cortés

#philosophy #science #life

The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Parmenides taught that the only things that are real are things which never change... and the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus taught that everything changes. If you superimpose their two views, you get this result: Nothing is real.

Philip K. Dick

#nihilism #philosophy #post-modernism #reality #truth

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