Metaphysicians Famous Quotes & Sayings

31 Metaphysicians Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Are names more properly said to be the names of things, or of our ideas of things? The first is the expression in common use; the last is that of some metaphysicians, who conceived that in adopting it they were introducing a highly important distinction.John Stuart Mill Metaphysicians Sayings By John Stuart Mill: Are names more properly said to be the names of things, or of our ideas
Metaphysicians tell us that it is easier to get the body well than to get the mind to realize its wellness.Alice Hegan Rice Metaphysicians Sayings By Alice Hegan Rice: Metaphysicians tell us that it is easier to get the body well than to get
I think, in fact, that the connections between philosophy and cognitive science haven't gone far enough, metaphysicians should be working closely with cognitive scientists when they try to understand the sources of our experience of parts of the world such as its causal and temporal parts.L.A. Paul Metaphysicians Sayings By L.A. Paul: I think, in fact, that the connections between philosophy and cognitive science haven't gone far
Whether or no being hopelessly vulgar is being 'bad' is a question for the metaphysicians.Henry James Metaphysicians Sayings By Henry James: Whether or no being hopelessly vulgar is being 'bad' is a question for the metaphysicians.
Metaphysicians are musicians without musical ability.Rudolf Carnap Metaphysicians Sayings By Rudolf Carnap: Metaphysicians are musicians without musical ability.
I am also at this point accustomed to reaffirm with emphasis my conviction that the sun is real, and also that it is hot--in fact as hot as Hell, and if the metaphysicians doubt it they should go there and see.Winston S. Churchill Metaphysicians Sayings By Winston S. Churchill: I am also at this point accustomed to reaffirm with emphasis my conviction that the
The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in man, but no matter how violently they differ otherwise they all agree that it has little to do with logic and is not much conditioned by overt facts.H.L. Mencken Metaphysicians Sayings By H.L. Mencken: The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in
Agnostics are people who, like myself, confess themselves to be hopelessly ignorant concerning a variety of matters, about which metaphysicians and theologians, both orthodox and heterodox, dogmatize with the utmost confidence.Herbert Spencer Metaphysicians Sayings By Herbert Spencer: Agnostics are people who, like myself, confess themselves to be hopelessly ignorant concerning a variety
A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians.William James Metaphysicians Sayings By William James: A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness,
Metaphysicians have been learning their lessons for the last four thousand years, and it is high time that they should now begin to teach us something. Can any of the tribe inform us why all the operations of the mind are carried on with undiminished strength and activity in dreams, except the judgment, which alone is suspended and dormant?Charles Caleb Colton Metaphysicians Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: Metaphysicians have been learning their lessons for the last four thousand years, and it is
In mysticism that love of truth which we saw as the beginning of all philosophy leaves the merely intellectual sphere, and takes on the assured aspect of a personal passion. Where the philosopher guesses and argues, the mystic lives and looks; and speaks, consequently, the disconcerting language of first-hand experience, not the neat dialectic of the schools. Hence whilst the Absolute of the metaphysicians remains a diagram - impersonal and unattainable - the Absolute of the mystics is lovable, attainable, alive.Evelyn Underhill Metaphysicians Sayings By Evelyn Underhill: In mysticism that love of truth which we saw as the beginning of all philosophy
Philosophers, especially metaphysicians, explore features of reality and of our mental life that are different from those explored by scientists.L.A. Paul Metaphysicians Sayings By L.A. Paul: Philosophers, especially metaphysicians, explore features of reality and of our mental life that are different
If our logic is to find the common world intelligible, it must not be hostile, but must be inspired by a genuine acceptance such as is not usually to be found among metaphysicians.Bertrand Russell Metaphysicians Sayings By Bertrand Russell: If our logic is to find the common world intelligible, it must not be hostile,
I call you metaphysicians because you reason metaphysically," Ernest went on. "Your method of reasoning is the opposite to that of science. There is no validity to your conclusions. You can prove everything and nothing, and no two of you can agree upon anything. Each of you goes into his own consciousness to explain himself and the universe. As well may you lift yourselves by your own bootstraps as to explain consciousness by consciousness.Jack London Metaphysicians Sayings By Jack London: I call you metaphysicians because you reason metaphysically," Ernest went on. "Your method of reasoning
This queer crotchet [of Hamilton's] that algebra is the science of pure time has attracted many philosophers, and quite recently it has been exhumed and solemnly dissected by owlish metaphysicians seeking the philosopher's stone in the gall bladder of mathematics.Eric Temple Bell Metaphysicians Sayings By Eric Temple Bell: This queer crotchet [of Hamilton's] that algebra is the science of pure time has attracted
A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.H.L. Mencken Metaphysicians Sayings By H.L. Mencken: A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to
There is no "scientific worldview" just as there is no uniform enterprise "science"- except in the minds of metaphysicians, school masters, and scientists blinded by the achievements of their own particular niche ... There is no objective principle that could direct us away from the supermarket "religion" or the supermarket "art" toward the more modern, and much more expensive supermarket "science." Besides, the search for such guidance would be in conflict with the idea of individual responsibility which allegedly is an important ingredient of a "rational" or scientific age.Paul Feyerabend Metaphysicians Sayings By Paul Feyerabend: There is no "scientific worldview" just as there is no uniform enterprise "science"- except in
Man is not at home in the universe, despite all the efforts of philosophers and metaphysicians to provide a soothing syrup. Thought is still a narcotic. The deepest question is why. And it is a forbidden one. The very asking is in the nature of cosmic sabotage. And the penalty is - the afflictions of Job.Henry Miller Metaphysicians Sayings By Henry Miller: Man is not at home in the universe, despite all the efforts of philosophers and
You are metaphysicians. You can prove anything by metaphysics; and having done so, every metaphysician can prove every other metaphysician wrong - to his own satisfaction. You are anarchists in the realm of thought. And you are mad cosmos-makers. Each of you dwells in a cosmos of his own making, created out of his own fancies and desires. You do not know the real world in which you live, and your thinking has no place in the real world except in so far as it is phenomena of mental aberration.Jack London Metaphysicians Sayings By Jack London: You are metaphysicians. You can prove anything by metaphysics; and having done so, every metaphysician
Mathematicians have sought knowledge in figures, Philosophers in systems, Logicians in subtleties, and Metaphysicians in sounds. It is not in any nor in all of these. He that studies only men, will get the body of knowledge without the soul, and he that studies only books, the soul without the body.Charles Caleb Colton Metaphysicians Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: Mathematicians have sought knowledge in figures, Philosophers in systems, Logicians in subtleties, and Metaphysicians in
The theologians,
the apologists, and their kin the metaphysicians, the high-handed
statesmen, and others, no longer interest me. All that has been spoilt for
me by the grind of stern reality!
Thomas Hardy Metaphysicians Sayings By Thomas Hardy: The theologians,the apologists, and their kin the metaphysicians, the high-handedstatesmen, and others, no longer interest
The absurd vanity of metaphysicians who like to imagine that they create the world by thinking about it.Edward Abbey Metaphysicians Sayings By Edward Abbey: The absurd vanity of metaphysicians who like to imagine that they create the world by
It may be asked, how come we to ascribe our sensations to any external cause? And is there sufficient ground for so ascribing them? It is known, that there are metaphysicians who have raised a controversy on the point; maintaining that we are not warranted in referring our sensations to a cause such as we understand by the word Body, or to any external cause whatever.John Stuart Mill Metaphysicians Sayings By John Stuart Mill: It may be asked, how come we to ascribe our sensations to any external cause?
Art is not, as the metaphysicians say, the manifestation of some mysterious idea of beauty or God; it is not, as the aesthetical physiologists say, a game in which man lets off his excess of stored-up energy; it is not the expression of man's emotions by external signs; it is not the production of pleasing objects; and, above all, it is not pleasure; but it is a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity.Leo Tolstoy Metaphysicians Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: Art is not, as the metaphysicians say, the manifestation of some mysterious idea of beauty
They are hopelessly vulgar. Whether or no being hopelessly vulgar is being 'bad' is a question for the metaphysicians. They are bad enough to dislike, at any rate; and for this short life that is quite enough.Henry James Metaphysicians Sayings By Henry James: They are hopelessly vulgar. Whether or no being hopelessly vulgar is being 'bad' is a
Often the features metaphysicians are interested in, like causation, time, and essence, involve features that seem so basic or are so generally embedded in the way we experience the world that it takes special attention and focus to draw them out and develop an account of their nature.L.A. Paul Metaphysicians Sayings By L.A. Paul: Often the features metaphysicians are interested in, like causation, time, and essence, involve features that
Knapsack of the Metaphysicians.- Those who boast so mightily of the scientificality of their metaphysics should receive no answer; it is enough to pluck at the bundle which, with a certain degree of embarrassment, they keep concealed behind their back; if one succeeds in opening it, the products of that scientificality come to light, attended by their blushes: a dear little Lord God, a nice little immortality, perhaps a certain quantity of spiritualism, and in any event a whole tangled heap of 'wretched poor sinner' and Pharisee arrogance.Friedrich Nietzsche Metaphysicians Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: Knapsack of the Metaphysicians.- Those who boast so mightily of the scientificality of their metaphysics
Some of my cousins who had the great advantage of University education used to tease me with arguments to prove that nothing has any existence except what we think of it. The whole creation is but a dream; all phenomena are imaginary. You create your own universe as you go along. The stronger your imagination, the more variegated your universe. When you leave off dreaming, the universe ceases to exist. These amusing mental acrobatics are all right to play with. They are perfectly harmless and perfectly useless. I warn my younger readers only to treat them as a game. The metaphysicians will have the last word and defy you to disprove their absurd propositions.Winston S. Churchill Metaphysicians Sayings By Winston S. Churchill: Some of my cousins who had the great advantage of University education used to tease
There is another way of disqualifying the metaphysicians ... Judge them by their works. What have they done for mankind beyond the spinning of airy fancies and the mistaking of their own shadows for gods?Jack London Metaphysicians Sayings By Jack London: There is another way of disqualifying the metaphysicians ... Judge them by their works. What
The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are engineers - just as the Italians are musicians and the Germans metaphysicians - by right of birth. Nothing is more natural, therefore, than to perceive them applying their audacious ingenuity to the science of gunnery.Jules Verne Metaphysicians Sayings By Jules Verne: The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are engineers - just as the Italians
Ultimately, musicians of the world must come realise the potential of their calling.
Like the shamans, we may serve as healers, metaphysicians, inciters, exciters,
spiritual guides and sources of inspiration.
If the musician is illuminated from within,
he becomes a lamp that lights other lamps.
Then he is serving planet and its people,
healing what ails us. Such music is truly important.
It is said that "only one who obeys can truly command."
When the artist is immersed in a services,
giving himself up over and over again, another paradox occurs:
He is being seen by all others as a master.
Kenny Werner Metaphysicians Sayings By Kenny Werner: Ultimately, musicians of the world must come realise the potential of their calling.Like the shamans,