Archive for the ‘Philosophy quotes’ Category

Philosophy is…

November 15, 2008

The systematic abuse of technical terms invented specifically for that purpose.

Bertrand Russell

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William James on Philosophy

November 2, 2008

With his obscure and uncertain speculations as to the intimate nature and causes of things, the philosopher is likened to a ‘blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that is not there.’

Some Problems of Philosophy : A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy (1911) Ch. 1 : Philosophy and its Critics