Varieties of Scientific Experience

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Noumenalism and Einsteins Argument for the Existence of God
Teleological Principles in Science
God Guilt and Logic The Psychological Basis of the Ontological Argument
Sociological Aspects of the Relation Between Language and Philosophy
The Principle of Simplicity
The Genetic Fallacy Reexamined
The Reasoning of Holocaust Theology
Confronting Evil and Its Unreason
The Dream of Benedict de Spinoza
The Dreams of Descartes
Anxiety and Philosophy The Case of Descartes
Spinozas Thought and Modern Perplexities Its American Career
John Stuart Mill as a Sociologist The Unwritten Ethology
The Sociobiological Theory of Jewish Intellectual Achievement A Sociological Critique
Causality in the Social Sciences

The Philosophical Method of Arthur O Lovejoy Critical Realism and Psychoanalytical Realism
Lawless Sensations and Categorial Defenses The Unconscious Sources of Kants Philosophy

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102 psl. - It was found that the background linguistic system (in other words, the grammar) of each language is not merely a reproducing instrument for voicing ideas but rather is itself the shaper of ideas, the program and guide for the individual's mental activity, for his analysis of impressions, for his synthesis of his mental stock in trade.
338 psl. - The laws and conditions of the production of wealth, partake of the character of physical truths.
101 psl. - We are thus introduced to a new principle of relativity, which holds that all observers are not led by the same physical evidence to the same picture of the universe, unless their linguistic backgrounds are similar, or can in some way be calibrated.
54 psl. - Not only is the mechanistic conception of life compatible with ethics : it seems the only conception of life which can lead to an understanding of the source of ethics" (The Mechanistic Conception of Life, p.
342 psl. - It must always have been seen, more or less distinctly, by political economists, that the increase of wealth is not boundless : that at the end of what they term the progressive state lies the \ stationary state, that all progress in wealth is but a postponement •,'!' this, and that each step in advance is an approach to it.
338 psl. - The distribution of wealth, therefore, depends on the laws and customs of society. The rules by which it is determined, are what the opinions and feelings of the ruling portion of the community make them, and are very different in different ages and countries; and might be still more different, if mankind so chose.
206 psl. - This domain is an island, enclosed by nature itself within unalterable limits. It is the land of truth — enchanting name! — surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the native home of illusion, where many a fog bank and many a swiftly melting iceberg give the deceptive appearance of farther shores, deluding the adventurous seafarer ever anew with empty hopes, and engaging him in enterprises which he can never abandon and yet is unable to carry to completion.
61 psl. - I think there is a moral to this story, namely that it is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment.
69 psl. - I, so far as actual knowledge of the object, either from its specific or general character, is concerned, am as little able to conceive of this being when I hear of it, or to have it in my understanding, as I am to conceive of or understand God himself : whom, indeed, for this very reason I can conceive not to exist.

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