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There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us read more

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.

by Alfred Korzybski Found in: Life Quotes,
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There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us read more

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.

by Alfred Korzybski Found in: Sceptic Quotes,
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…a few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called ‘critical philosophy’ and to the theory of read more

…a few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called ‘critical philosophy’ and to the theory of knowledge or epistemology. This class of workers I call epistemologists to avoid the disagreeable implications of the term ‘philosopher’.

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Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the read more

Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.

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Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.

Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.

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We should not be surprised that we find meaningless noises in the foundation of many old ‘philosophies’, and that from read more

We should not be surprised that we find meaningless noises in the foundation of many old ‘philosophies’, and that from them arise most of the old ‘philosophical’ fights and arguments.

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It is now no mystery that some quite influential ‘philosophers’ were ‘mentally’ ill.

It is now no mystery that some quite influential ‘philosophers’ were ‘mentally’ ill.

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In the rough, a symbol is a sign that stands for something… Before a noise, etc., may become a symbol, read more

In the rough, a symbol is a sign that stands for something… Before a noise, etc., may become a symbol, something must exist for the symbol to symbolize.

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If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.

If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.

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The map is not the territory.

The map is not the territory.

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