Category: reason

Patriotism is never a sufficient reason on its own. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Patriotism 

is never a sufficient 

reason on its own. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

“Improvements in reason and philosophy can only be owing to a…

“Improvements in reason and philosophy can only be owing to a land of liberty.” – David Hume

“We must not overlook the difference that it makes whether we…

“We must not overlook the difference that it makes whether we argue from or to first principles.” – Aristotle

“There are those who reason well, but they are greatly…

“There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.” – Galileo Galilei

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential…

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.” – Bertrand Russell

“Our theory of truth must be such as to admit of its opposite,…

“Our theory of truth must be such as to admit of its opposite, falsehood. Many philosophers have failed adequately to satisfy this condition.” – Bertrand Russell

“Although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not…

“Although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.” – Immanuel Kant

“To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of…

“To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just…

“Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment.” – David Hume

“The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.” –…

“The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.” – David Hume