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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

Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication ... and there is the real illness.

Philip K. Dick

#madness #perception #philosophy #postmodern #reality

The clash between Popper and Kuhn is not about a mere technical point in epistemology.

Imre Lakatos

#between #clash #epistemology #mere #point

A prepared mind is always made up; it knows what it thinks and why it thinks that. When it's time to change, it just makes itself up a different way. A really made-up mind--made up properly, knowing what it knows and on what basis it knows it--is open. People close an undecided mind because they're trying to protect those sore uncertainties from getting bumped and scraped.

John Barnese

#open-minds #opinions #thought #change

The command of our language is crucial to focusing our thoughts and communicating them with precision to others.

Felix Alba-Juez

#philosophy #science #communication

Foreknowledge cannot be gotten from ghosts and spirits, cannot be had by analogy, cannot be found out by calculation. It must be obtained from people, people who know the conditions of the enemy.

Sun Tzu

#empiricism #epistemology #military-philosophy #philosophy #war

Knowledge is a social construct, a consensus among the members of a community of knowledgeable peers.

Kenneth A. Bruffee

#knowledge #education

You can prove anything you want by coldly logical reason---if you pick the proper postulates.

Isaac Asimov


Scientist alone is true poet.

Allen Ginsberg

#poetry #science #science

Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know?

Theodore Bikel

#epistemology #know #knowledge #study

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