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|I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. —Cicero Ignorance more |
frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little,
and not ... —Emile Chartier What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.
|What matters most is not truth or logic but content. Or, as Bertrand Russell said, |
what men want is not knowledge but certainty. For most of us, life becomes very
difficult without the certainty provided by a belief system (any belief system). Thus
|'The greatest obstacle to progress is not the absence of knowledge but the |
illusion of knowledge.' Daniel Boorstin ... Peter Abélard, 1079–1142 George
Berkeley, 1685–1753 'What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.'
|Argues that certainty and similar feelings are independent of active, conscious reflection and reasoning, stemming from the primitive areas of the brain.|
|to this particular mix of genres in books for a general audience, success is nearly |
assured, since “what men really want is not knowledge, but certainty” (Bertrand
Russell). The purpose of my book is not to deliver metaphysical certainties, but to
|... marry one who has been a good daughter A generous confession disarms |
slander He does not believe that does not ... is nothing but a competition to be the
criminal rather than the victim What men want is not knowledge, but certainty
|What men [sic] really want is not knowledge but certainty. BERTRAND RUSSELL |
One of the most unsettling aspects of university study for some students is
realising that knowledge is relative, and that many taken for granted or seemingly
|But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know. |
Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defense, February 12th 2002 What
men really want is not knowledge, but certainty. Bertrand Russell, 1964 1.1 The ...
|be put with truth and certainty concerning them into general propositions. ... but |
whether something like this, in respect of other ideas, as well as those of
magnitude, may not in time be found out, I will ... a great part of morality might be
made out with that clearness, that could leave, to a considering man, no more
reason to ...
|Hence it follows, that simple ideas are not fictions of our fancies, but the natural |
and regular productions of things without us really ... 1 cannot want any
conformity necessary to real knowledge. 3. ... certainty of real knowledge men
arrive at, in these sciences, was not owing to the influence of these principles, but
to the clear, ...