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Richard Foley
foleyProfessor of Philosophy, New York University
The lesson of skeptical hypotheses:
"We need the world to cooperate in order to have knowledge. We need some luck."
foley Working without a Net: A Study of Egocentric Epistemology. New York, Oxford: Oxford UP 1993, S. 85.
Michael P. Lynch
LynchMichael P. Lynch
„When you run out of reasons, and the stakes are high, the big stick comes out.” S. 69
„There are certain sources of belief, and therefore certain principles, we must take for granted without being able to give epistemic reasons for them.” (S. 78)
Lynch In Praise of Reason. Cambridge, Mass., London: MIT, 2012
John Rogers Searle
* 31.7. 1932 Denver (Colorado); US-amerikanischer Philosoph
searle Rezension von Mind, Language and Society. Philosophy in the Real World
“Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: If you can't say it clearly, you don't understand it yourself.” S. x
Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind (1983)
“In Fragen des Stils und der Darstellung versuche ich einer einfachen Maxime zu folgen: Was man nicht klar sagen kann, versteht man selbst nicht”. S. 12
Intentionalität. Eine Abhandlung zur Philosophie des Geistes (1991). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp
"It is not an opinion I hold that there is a world out there. It is rather the framework that is necessary for it to be even possible to hold opinion or theories about such things as plantary movements."
Mind, Language, and Society, S. 32
"As soon as we are confident that we really have knowledge and understanding in some domain, we stop calling it »philosophy« and start calling it »science,« and as soon as we make some definite progress, we think ourselves entitled to call it »scientific progress.«"
Mind, Language, and Society, S. 158
"The attribution of function presupposes the notion of a purpose, or a goal, or an objective, and thus the attribution ascribes more than just causal relations." ... "All functions are observer-relative."
Mind, Language, and Society, S. 122
I have sometimes been challenged, "What is your argument for rationality?"—a nonsensical challenge, because the notion of "argument" presupposes standards of rationality.
Rationality in Action, S. xiv
"Rationality is entirely a matter of figuring out the means to our ends." – Rationality in Action, S.1
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Roy Sorensen
Department of Philosophy Washington University in St. Louis, MO – SorensenRoy Sorensen
“Some people notice that fortunes really do not balance in this life. Their commitment to compensation is so algebraically firm that they solve the inequality by postulating a preexistence or an afterlife.” S. 16
Roy Sorensen: A Brief History of the Paradox: Philosophy and the Labyrinths of the MindSorensen Rezension
Leslie Stevenson
University of St. Andrews, Schottland
„Kein Mensch, der auf einem auch nur etwas höheren als dem tierischen Niveau lebt, kann darauf verzichten, Gründe für seine Überlegungen und Taten darzulegen.“ (S. 21)
„Eine objektive, neutrale Annäherung an die Bibel, die frei wäre von vorgefassten Meinungen, kann es nicht geben.“ (S. 62)
„Wenn keine Gründe für grundsätzliche Entscheidungen angegeben werden können, erscheinen diese Entscheidungen ungerechtfertigt und zufällig.“ (S. 219)
Alle obigen Zitate aus Leslie Stevenson, David Haberman: Zehn Theorien zur Natur des Menschen: Konfuzianismus, Hinduismus, Bibel, Platon, Aristoteles, Kant, Marx, Freud, Sartre, Evolutionstheorien, Stevenson Rezension

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