Epistemology Quotes

The pattern that connects

Gregory Bateson

One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind.

Alphonse Bertillon

All philosophy which is epistemology should be studied with diligence: all else should be classified with the history of pathology.

Count Alfred Korzybski

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Nietzsche

Mathematics may be defined as the subject where we do not know what we are talking about, neither do we know if what we are saying is true.

Bertrand Russell

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

Mark Twain

There are few things in life where it only takes two minutes to find out if you’re right or wrong.

USA Today on the Kentucky Derby

The system’s not in the parts, it’s in the pattern.

Denis Wood

The assumption that humans can judge the truth of much has enormous problems of verification.


Epistemology is a major subject for pk. Epistemology was a major subject at Knatz.com. Much of what appeared there would be well seen as a perspective on epistemology. So how come as of this date there are so few quotes in this file? A serious oversight, to be corrected.

About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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