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|Progress. from. QuotationsBook.com. Social advance depends as much upon the |
process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. ... -Allen, Charles M.
The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
|What is characteristic of modernity is not an embracing of the new for its own |
sake, but the presumption of wholesale reflexivity — which ... Scientific Thinking
and Universal Progress Science as a generalized mode of inquiry, of knowing, is
an integral part of modernity. ... entail suffering, disappointment, and even the
reviling of reason was something that was not fully recognized until our own time.
Disappointment gave rise to the skepticism toward scientific knowing we call
|... that the progress of science has shown that the traditional "cosmological" |
argument, summarized by St. Thomas in his ... The best way to show that the
demonstration is not disproved by modern science is to show that it does not
proceed ... to know that I exist, and to know my own nature, or at least certain of
its properties, in and through reflection of my own operations. ... my control; and
that, besides, I am capable of knowing and loving, or, as we say, that I have an
intellect and a will.
|He, among others, is fearful ofthis possibility: The ostensible goal of science, |
philosophy, religion, and all forms of ... There is a kind of horror in thinking that
our sense of wonder might be extinguished, once and for all time, by our
knowledge. ... In selectively reviewing these two books, The End of Science and
The Flightfrom Science and Reason, we hope to have ... In arguing that
revolution, not evolution, is characteristic of history, Vygotsky noted that “A
revolution solves only those ...
|beings, we can drive to some extent but which also threatens to rush out of our |
control and which could rend itself asunder” ... Unlike emancipatory politics, it is
not based on group membership and characteristics; rather, it is based on
personal ... Because of this core, the hope of progress never materializes—the
ideal of progress means that we never truly arrive. ... This way of knowing
continually overturns everything we know, not only about science and technology
but also our ...
|Never have the immanence and sharpness of change, never have the range and |
the vastness of our powers — I will speak ... and understood connection of our
knowledge and skill, on the one hand, and on the other of man's progress not
merely in ... We know that in the world of the future what the French call
permanent education is here to stay, and that no one will ... imagine and act on
the basis of what we might know, instead of knowing something and recognizing
where it stops.
|A special vital element does not exist, but the compounds in which these |
elements occur are characteristic of living substance, ... and that we have no
means of knowing how rapidly changes of molecular arrangement may occur
after death. ... Although we do not know the nature of living matter — either in its
simplest expression in the Protist gliding in the pond, or in its highest expression
when its activity in our brains is associated with thought — we are not without
data in regard to the ...
|In the published thought of recent years I see no sign that we have; if we have, it |
seems not to have led us to the discovery of ... We have beheld the amazing
progress of invention, of natural science, of mathematics, and the technological ...
and matter; we have seen our globe thus rapidly reduced to the small dimensions
of an ancient province; we have seen ... cry mingled with the chattering voices of
excited public men who know not what to do; knowing that the welfare of the
|In the miscellaneous world, the task is to build meaning, even though we can't yet |
know what we'll do with this new domain. Certainly some will mine it for
knowledge that will change our lives through science and business. But
knowledge will be ... Knowledge is thus not being dethroned. We are way too
good at knowing, and our continued progress—and survival—depends on it. ...
And that is changing the most basic, defining characteristic of business: Who
owns what. When you ...