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Letter "L" » Logic
«It is now no mystery that some quite influential ?philosophers? were ?mentally? ill.»
«Bad reasoning as well as good reasoning is possible; and this fact is the foundation of the practical side of logic»
«But logic never could convince the heart»
«I am beyond logic and rationality.»
«?a few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called ?critical philosophy? and to the theory of knowledge or epistemology. This class of workers I call epistemologists to avoid the disagreeable implications of the term ?philosopher?.»
«In the rough, a symbol is a sign that stands for something? Before a noise, etc., may become a symbol, something must exist for the symbol to symbolize.»
«If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.»
«If we consider that all we deal with represents constantly changing sub-microscopic, interrelated processes which are not, and cannot be ?identical with themselves?, the old dictum that ?everything is identical with itself? becomes in [today?s understanding of the universe] a principle invariably false to facts.»
«Dialectical thought is related to vulgar thinking in the same way that a motion picture is related to a still photograph. The motion picture does not outlaw the still photograph but combines a series of them according to the laws of motion.»
«Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.»
Author: Francis Bacon, Sr.
, moral philosophy
, natural history
, natural philosophy