The most ordinary things are to philosophy a source of insoluble puzzles. With infinite ingenuity it constructs a concept of space or time and then finds it absolutely impossible that there be objects in this space or that processes occur during this time.... the source of this kind of logic lies in excessive confidence in the so-called laws of thought.
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Philosophical questions are not by their nature insoluble. They are, indeed, radically different from scientific questions, because they concern the implications and other interrelations of ideas, not the order of physical events; their answers are interpretations instead of factual reports, and their function is to increase not our knowledge of nature, but our understanding of what we know.susanne langer
I've always felt that copious use of the word 'something' allows anyone to solve any problem, even insoluble ones.joão magueijo
It is an occupational risk of biologists to claim, towards the end of their careers, that the problems which they have not solved are insoluble.john maynard smith
The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.theodor adorno
You seem to be using some sort of logical system where when you get near any explanation, you say: “By definition my problem is insoluble. Now that explanation over there would solve it. But since I’ve defined my problem as insoluble, then by definition that solution doesn’t apply.”samuel r. delany
The sceptics end in the infidelity which asserts the problem to be insoluble, or in the atheism which denies the existence of any orderly progress and governance of things: the men of genius propound solutions which grow into systems of Theology or of Philosophy, or veiled in musical language which suggests more than it asserts, take the shape of the Poetry of an epoch.thomas henry huxley
Dualism makes the problem insoluble; materialism denies the existence of any phenomenon to study, and hence of any problem.john searle
Dualism makes the problem insoluble; materialism denies the existence of any phenomenon to study, and hence of any problem.
It is against their own insoluble problem of being human that the dull and base in humanity are in revolt in anti-Semitism. Judaism, nevertheless, together with Hellenism and Christianity is an inalienable component of our Christian Western civilization, the eternal "call to Sinai" against which humanity again and again rebels.
There was no answer, except the general answer life gives to all the most complex and insoluble questions. That answer is: one must live for the needs of the day, in other words, become oblivious. To become oblivious in dreams was impossible now, at least till night-time; it was impossible to return to that music sung by carafe-women; and so one had to become oblivious in the dreams of life.leo tolstoy
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