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|Bohr, Niels Truth alone wounds. - Bonaparte, Napoleon Losing an illusion makes |
you wiser than finding a truth. - Borne, Ludwig Eclecticism. Every truth is so true
that any truth must be false. - Bradley, Francis H. It's essential to tell the truth at ...
|Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false. The deadliest foe to |
virtue would be complete self-knowledge. “Adam knew Eve his wife and she
conceived.” It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which ...
|It confuses an act of aesthetic revulsion with moral reform. Bradley's oracle on |
eclecticism seems at first to produce more perverse nonsense than prophetic
sense. 'Every truth is so true that any truth must be false' (1930, aphorism 6).
|Instead, he must somehow encompass the truth that A is B within his claim that A |
is not B. Put another way, since reality is such that it ... Second, Bradley wanted to
avoid eclecticism, where "every truth is so true that any truth must be false.
|And, in matter of fact, can the record, with due regard to legitimate historical |
criticism, be pronounced true? ... and I should have thought that their eating '
drinking might be assumed by the rmest believer in the literal truth of the story. ...
no interest for those who have cast ecclesiasticism and all its works aside, and
have no faith in any source of truth save ... If they are true, it may be worth while to
go into the question of their supernatural generation; if they are false, ... so legt
|THE TEDIUM OF TRUTHFULNESS. veying a false impression when the inquirer |
has no right ... of our civilized society, we know of none more hollow than the
theory that every decent person speaks the truth. We are ... We must not have two
grades of truth in social, as there is in civil intercourse ; we must not (it seems to
us a misfortune that we have done so anywhere), ... For as we assume that it is
an insult to suppose any one has said what is not true, we must suppose the
|householders' association, are all united against him; hut what of that? ... And yet |
Ibsen does not deny that the champion of truth must suffer in the cause; beside
other calamities patent to the doctor and his ... Wild Duck" that he takes no
responsibility for the caricatures of his own professed followers, whose abuse of
true principles he understands only too well. ... feet of a Hialmar Ekdal, when the
man himself is so fashioned as to convert inevitably every truth presented to him
into a lie?
|Truths whose obviousness occurs to all minds are used as the starting point, and |
the methods serve to discover other ... which every one would admit from
experience to be true, but rather plausible hypotheses, not so evident, which may
be ... But if each proposition is the negative of the other, or contradictory to it, if
one is true, the other, which denies it, will be false; ... We must be careful, though,
not to omit any of the cases of the contradictory proposition, otherwise we should
have a ...
|The eclectic method is an impartial one, flattering neither the prejudices or |
vanities of systematizers. ... And it is a]so true that every system may count its
cures and its victories ; for, first, all is not false in any system ; next, we know with
what ingenuity reverses are dissimulated or ... He must see it, examine every
fraction and particle, and convince himself that it is really the truth and not its
|Julian next informs me that, in view of my definition of religion, " truth and |
falsehood have no part or lot in the matter, if mere faith and worship arc sufficient.
" Julian here evidently forgets that all faith is an outcome of reason, and must
have a foundation in truth and in the fitness of things ... Unwittingly, I am sure,
Julian misrepresents me when he remarks, next, that " faith in anything true or
false, if it lead to the ... are away from the point, and out of court so far as my
thesis is concerned.