The assumption that anything true is knowable is the grandfather of paradoxes.
The assumption that anything true is knowable is the grandfather of paradoxes.william poundstone
"The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them."rudolf virchow
Nature is objective, and nature is knowable, but we can only view her through a glass darkly and many clouds upon our vision are of our own making: social and cultural biases, psychological preferences, and mental limitations (in universal modes of thought, not just individualized stupidity).stephen jay gould
And it is not knowable if force will be used, but if it is to be used, it is not knowable how long that conflict would last. It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.Donald Rumsfeld
This actual world of what is knowable, in which we are and which is in us, remains both the material and the limit of our consideration.Arthur Schopenhauer
And in this unity into which I was taken and where I was enlightened,File:Kamas3.jpgWe were one without distinction...just as a beloved may receive her lover in the full pleasure of seeing and hearing, with the one becoming one with the otherI understood this Being and knew it more clearly than, by speech, reason, or sight, one can know anything that is knowable on earth
Today secularists do pretty much the same thing. Modern secular thought has its own dualism: It treats only the physical world as knowable and testable, while locking everything else - mind, spirit, morality, meaning - into the realm of private, subjective feelings. The so-called fact/value split.
The purest example of the Greek desire to comprehend, a desire which in him would have nothing to do with what was not strictly knowable. If later philosophers appear softer by comparison, it is perhaps because of a revivifying compromise they made, one more acceptable and more tolerant of the discourse we perhaps need; but, by the same token, one can perhaps be forgiven for sometimes thinking them dwarfed by the inhuman shadow of the master.Scott Austin
The knowable world is incomplete if seen from any one point of view, incoherent if seen from all points of view at once, and empty if seen from nowhere in particular.
Science rushes headlong, without selectivity, without “taste,” at whatever is knowable, in the blind desire to know all at any cost. Philosophical thinking, on the other hand, is ever on the scent of those things which are most worth knowing, the great and the important insights.friedrich nietzsche