„The permanent mental attitude which the sensitive intelligence derives from philosophy is an attitude that combines extreme reverence with limitless skepticism.“

Quelle: The Meaning of Culture (1929), pp. 27-28

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—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985

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—  Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958

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—  John McCarthy American computer scientist and cognitive scientist 1927 - 2011

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—  Martin Heidegger, buch Contributions to Philosophy

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