Quotes about reality

When you have broken the reality into concepts you never can reconstruct it in its wholeness. ...

William James concepts and reality

Experimental work provides the strongest evidence for scientific realism. This is not because we test hypotheses about entities. I t is beca ...

Ian Hacking reality realism science ontology

Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man. ...

Friedrich Dürrenmatt humans reality realism

The three main medieval points of view regarding universals are designated by historians as realism, conceptualism, and nominalism . Essenti ...

Willard Van Orman Quine reality realism conceptualism nominalism

For Jeremy, direct, unmediated experience was always hard to take in, always more or less disquieting. Life became safe, things as sumed mea ...

Aldous Huxley reality realism abstraction

Reality, whether approached imaginatively or empirically, remains a surface, hermetic. ...

Samuel Beckett reality realism skepticism

All that is active, all that is enveloped in time and space, is endowed with what might be described as an abstract, ideal and abs olute imp ...

Samuel Beckett reality realism skepticism

The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples. ...

Willard Van Orman Quine objects reality realism physical

As opposed to the incoherent spectacle of the world, the real is what is expected, what is obtained and what is discovered by our own moveme ...

Alain reality realism

It should be quite clear, then, that there are no criteria to be laid down in general for distinguishing the real from the not rea l. ...

J.L. Austin reality realism dichotomies