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How did Kirchmann understand the worthlessness of jurisprudence ? The answer lies in the aphorism: "Three revisions by the legislator and whole libraries became wastepaper." With a sharp alteration this answer became a slogan:"A stroke of the legislator's pen and whole libraries became wastepaper." Another aphorism in the same vein made the point even more brusquely and less politely: "Positive law turns the jurist into a worm in rotten wood." Kirchmann meant that jurisprudence could never catch up with legislation. Thus our predicament becomes immediately obvious. What remains of a science reduced to annotating and interpreting constantly changing regulations issued by state agencies presumed to be in the best position to know and articulate their true intent?


Carl Schmitt


#change

Joy, not sorrow. Laughter, not tears. Life, not death. Love, not blame.


Lisa Schroeder


#optimism #positivism #death

As soon as one stops searching for knowledge, or if one imagines that it need not be creatively sought in the depths of the human spirit but can be assembled extensively by collecting and classifying facts, everything is irrevocably and forever lost.


Wilhelm von Humboldt


#imagination

Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God...It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin.


Joris-Karl Huysmans


#god #mysticism #occultism #positivism #religion

If you are searching for sacred knowledge and not just a palliative for your fears, then you will train yourself to be a good skeptic.


Ann Druyan


#positivism #sagan #science #skepticism #theology






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