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Political Philosophy Quotes

“From these things it is evident, that the city belongs among the things that exist by nature, and that man is by nature a political animal” (Aristotle, The Politics, 1253a1–3). Authority implies an obedience in which men retain their freedom....

/ April 6, 2019

Heavy-Duty Philosophy Quotes

Who thinks philosophy should be easy to understand? How intelligible is true reality? The following randomly selected quotes demonstrate how complicated philosophical language can be. Language is deeply woven into the thought that reflects on reality, which leads to intricate...

/ February 4, 2019

Jean Paul: Aphorismen.

Jean Paul heißt eigentlich eigentlich Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763 in Wunsiedel bis 1825 in Bayreuth), war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Sein Werk steht literaturgeschichtlich zwischen der Klassik und der Romantik. Die von ihm gewählte Namensänderung geht auf Jean Pauls Bewunderung...

/ January 28, 2019

Wisdom Crackers

The following quotes represent a sizable portion of the world’s collective wisdom. If your taste is more Asian, I suggest you check out this collection of Chinese proverbs. And before you start reading, please reflect for a moment on the...

/ January 22, 2019

Scientific Assumptions

For a long time, science has operated on the assumption that nature is ruled by causality. What this means, however, is by no means clear to philosophers, and has become a major philosophical debate during the 20th century. Wittgenstein is...

/ January 19, 2019

Carl Jung: Quotes

There is a good documentary about Carl Jung: Matters of the Heart, 1983. And here is Jung in an interview, from 1957. “The psyche is the greatest of all cosmic wonders and the sine qua non of the world as...

/ July 6, 2017

David Bohm (1917-1992)

David Joseph Bohm lived from 20 December 1917 to 27 October 1992. He was an American theoretical physicist who contributed innovative and unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, philosophy of mind, and neuro-psychology. He is considered to be one of the...

/ August 21, 2014

Reductionism or Emergence?

Here are some quotes about the controversy between reductionism and emergence as basic paradigm for physics. Robert Laughlin: A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down. 2005. From the Introduction: “Much as I dislike the idea of ages, I think...

/ January 3, 2014