Quotation Explorer - 'Philosophical'

The real problems of our planet are not economic or technical, they are philosophical. The philosophy of unbridled materialism is being challenged by events. - Ernst F. Schumacher
Science fiction is very well suited to asking philosophical questions; questions about the nature of reality, what it means to be human, how do we know the things that we think we know. - Ted Chiang
God is a philosophical black hole the point where reason breaks down. - Kedar Joshi
Hate is never an option for a truth seeker. It binds, stifles, constipates and causes the gears of philosophical progress to come to a grinding halt. From Fillossofee: Messages From a Grandfather - an ebook - Robert Gately
The being called God...bears every mark of a veil woven by philosophical conceit, to hide the ignorance of philosophers even from themselves. They borrow the threads of its texture from the anthropomorphism of the vulgar. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
In short, philosophical theories are largely the product of the hidden hand of the cognitive unconscious. - George Lakoff
I don’t mind writing philosophical thoughts. If I don’t want to die like one. - Debasish Mridha
Socrates seems to be the philosophical napkin with which the ensuing cultural thinkers of history wipe their mouths of pedantic ooze. - Unknown
It was easier to come to maturity when there were more well-defined philosophical options. - David Brooks
I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no. - Ewan McGregor
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
If you are religious, pray. If you are philosophical, contemplate. If you are spiritual, meditate. - John K. Brown
...if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I am philosophical Christ; crucified on the cross of ignorance for the sake ofdivine vanity. - Kedar Joshi
There is but one true philosophical problem and that is suicide. - Albert Camus
If a philosophical writer cannot be followed, the difficulty of his subject can be placed only in mitigation of his offense, not in condonation of it. There are too many expert witnesses on the other side. - William Zinsser
The absence of wish, to analysis yourself, the surrounding world, and what you are doing. Is the logical, and philosophical proof, of zombie mind, and consciousness. - VicDo
A nation of philosophers [might have no need for the steadiness of venerable institutions], but a nation of philosophers is as little to be expected as the philosophical race of kings wished for by Plato. - Madison, James
Lovers tend to be philosophical, achievers are practical. - Amit Kalantri
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. - Aristotle
I feel the gods are pretty dead, though I suppose I ought to know that however, to be somewhat more philosophical in the matter, if atheism means simply not being a theist, then of course I'm an atheist.[Letter to Max Otto] - John Dewey
People who have cut their teeth on philosophical problems of rationality, knowledge, perception, free will and other minds are well placed to think better about problems of evidence, decision making, responsibility and ethics that life throws up. - Simon Blackburn
Sadness indeed paves to a philosophical thinking. - Rohan B Rebello
When you start listening to side talks, you begin to behave like a child, and you must kill the child to sustain the man, the man is always overlooking and philosophical. - Michael Bassey Johnson
In philosophy it is always good to put a question instead of an answer to a question. For an answer to the philosophical question may easily be unfair; disposing of it by means of another question is not. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do (and find the cure) all ideal plans will fall into quicksand. - Richard Feynman
There is but one truly philosophical problem, and that is suicide. - Albert Camus
Art (including literature) is the barometer of a culture. It reflects the sum of a society’s deepest philosophical values: not its professed notions and slogans, but its actual view of man and of existence. - Ayn Rand, The Romatic Manifesto
The universe is a philosophical abyss. - Kedar Joshi
I am not apologetic. I don’t define or defend my philosophical thoughts. You have to feel them, think about them, imagine them, and then try to understand them. My thoughts are my truths. They may not be your truth, and that is fine with me. - Debasish Mridha
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
Coffee makes us severe, and grave and philosophical. - Jonathan Swift
The philosophical study of nature endeavors, in the the vicissitudes of phenomena, to connect the present with the past. - Alexander von Humboldt
The philosophical I is not the man, not the human body or the human soul of which psychology treats, but the metaphysical subject, the limit - not a part of the world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
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