Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Science does not deal with concrete reality

"All the matters about which science speaks, whatever the science be, are abstract, and abstract things are always clear. So that the clarity of science is not so much in the heads of scientists as in the matters of which they speak. What is really confused, intricate, is the concrete vital reality, always a unique thing." -- José Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses, p. 156

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  1. My reaction is that this is too obvious to need mention. And then I thought of all the people who do not see it

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