„Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.“

A Retrospective Glance at the Lifework of a Master of Books
Fragments of a Poetics of Fire (1988)

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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französischer Philosoph 1884 - 1962

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„An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.“

—  Karl Kraus Czech playwright and publicist 1874 - 1936

Die Fackel no. 270/71 (19 January 1909)
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„A philosopher who has no connection to geometry is only half a philosopher, and a mathematician who has no philosophical vein is only half a mathematician.“

—  Gottlob Frege mathematician, logician, philosopher 1848 - 1925

Original: (de) Ein Philosoph, der keine Beziehung zur Geometrie hat, ist nur ein halber Philosoph, und ein Mathematiker, der keine philosophische Ader hat, ist nur ein halber Mathematiker.

Gottlob Frege: Erkenntnisquellen der Mathematik und der mathematischen Naturwissenschaften, 1924/1925, submitted to Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen; posthumously published in: Frege, Gottlob: Nachgelassene Schriften und Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel. Felix Meiner Verlag, 1990, p. 293

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„Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician.“

—  Gottlob Frege mathematician, logician, philosopher 1848 - 1925

Attributed to Frege in: A. A. B. Aspeitia (2000), Mathematics as grammar: 'Grammar' in Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics during the Middle Period, Indiana University, p. 25

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„The half is greater than the whole.“

—  Harry Emerson Fosdick American pastor 1878 - 1969

Hesiod, in Works and Days
Misattributed

„The only way to avoid becoming a metaphysician is to say nothing.“

—  Edwin Arthur Burtt American philosopher 1892 - 1989

Often misquoted or paraphrased as "The only way to avoid metaphysics is to say nothing." Cf. on the next page, "you cannot avoid metaphysics".
Quelle: The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science (1925), p. 224

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„Many modern philosophers claim that probability is relation between an hypothesis and the evidence for it.“

—  Ian Hacking Canadian philosopher 1936

Quelle: The Emergence Of Probability, 1975, Chapter 4, Evidence, p. 31.

„Of all the non-European philosophers, William James probably best deserves to be an Existentialist.“

—  William Barrett (philosopher), buch Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy

Quelle: Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958), Chapter One, The Advent of Existentialism, p. 16

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„By nature a philosopher is not in genius and disposition half so different from a street porter“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

Quelle: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter II, p. 17.
Kontext: By nature a philosopher is not in genius and disposition half so different from a street porter, as a mastiff is from a greyhound

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„Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. And that makes the whole thing mutual — America sees two John Kerrys.“

—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941

Acceptance Speech http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0909-14.htm at the Republican National Convention. - Video and text available. (1 September 2004)
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„Probably half the questions we ask — half our great theological and metaphysical problems — are like that.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis, buch A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed (1961)
Kontext: Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are there in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask — half our great theological and metaphysical problems — are like that.

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„Half the American people never read a newspaper. Half never vote for President — the same half?“

—  Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012

Sometimes quoted as: Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half.
[Bill, Maxwell, http://www.sptimes.com/2002/07/07/Columns/In_gloomy_times__let_.shtml, In gloomy times, let's try to find a sense of humor, St. Petersberg Times, 2002-07-07, 2008-10-04]
Variante: Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Quelle: 1990s, Screening History (1992), Ch. 1: The Prince and the Pauper, p. 5

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“