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Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures. ...
by Jean Piaget

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

During the earliest stages the child perceives things
like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject
and is familiar only with his own actions.
- Jean Piaget

The principle goal of education in the schools should
be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done.
- Jean Piaget

Scientific thought, then, is not momentary;
it is not a static instance; it is a process.
- Jean Piaget

 

The self thus becomes aware of itself,
at least in its practical action, and discovers itself
as a cause among other causes and as an object subject
to the same laws as other objects.
- Jean Piaget

On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing,
pushing, touching, rubbing.
It is these individual actions that give rise most
of the time to abstraction from objects.
- Jean Piaget

In other words, knowledge of the external world begins
with an immediate utilisation of things,
whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely
practical and utilitarian contact.
- Jean Piaget

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I have always detested any departure from reality,
an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health.
- Jean Piaget

Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation,
but assimilation always resists new accommodations.
- Jean Piaget

The current state of knowledge is a moment in history,
changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge
in the past has ever changed and,
in many instances, more rapidly.
- Jean Piaget

In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology,
too, there is never an absolute beginning.
- Jean Piaget

It is with children that we have the best chance of
studying the development of logical knowledge,
mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge,
and so forth.
- Jean Piaget

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution;
it finds itself changed from one day to the next.
- Jean Piaget

The first type of abstraction from objects I shall
refer to as simple abstraction,
but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction,
using this term in a double sense.
- Jean Piaget

To express the same idea in still another way,
I think that human knowledge is essentially active.
- Jean Piaget

This means that no single logic is strong enough to
support the total construction of human knowledge.
- Jean Piaget

Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond,
more or less adequately, to reality.
- Jean Piaget

Logical positivists have never taken psychology into
account in their epistemology,
but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical
beings are nothing but linguistic structures.
- Jean Piaget

Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual
actions but on coordinated actions.
- Jean Piaget

Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and
from the point of view of genetic epistemology,
is to explain how the transition is made from a lower
level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher.
- Jean Piaget

From this time on, the universe is built up into an
aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal
relations that are independent of the subject and are
placed in objective space and time.
- Jean Piaget

The more the schemata are differentiated,
the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes,
so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject,
becomes a problem and invites searching.
- Jean Piaget

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
- Laurence J. Peter

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational
exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
- William Butler Yeats

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations.
There is more logic in humor than in anything else.
Because, you see, humor is truth.
- Victor Borge

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.
- Alexander Mackenzie

The logic of the heart is absurd.
- Julie de Lespinasse

Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
- Beatrice Potter Webb

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency
whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

We especially need imagination in science.
It is not all mathematics, nor all logic,
but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
- Maria Montessori

There is no morality by instinct.
There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought;
without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints
of mathematics and logic,
it never can talk only about what it's supposed to
talk about but is always spreading around.
- Howard Nemerov

An action doesn't have to be wrong just because it is not logical.
It doesn't have to be right just because it has its logic.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God,
who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
- Gene Roddenberry

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who,
by all laws of logic, should never have made it.
At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
- Audrey Hepburn

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
- Norman Cousins

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost
insatiable hunger for the irrational.
- A. N. Wilson

Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world.
Logic is transcendental.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Bad reasoning as well as good reasoning is possible;
and this fact is the foundation of the practical side of logic.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place
with its own logic and life...
I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer.
- Bill Watterson

I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is
that the formulas look mysterious -
You write backward Es!
- Hilary Putnam

Logic is one thing, the human animal another.
You can quite easily propose a logical solution to
something and at the same time hope in your heart of
hearts it won't work out.
- Luigi Pirandello

You reason color more than you reason drawing...
Color has a logic as severe as form.
- Pierre Bonnard

But however measurable, there is much more life in
music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
- Gabriel Marcel

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
- Joseph Joubert

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
- Rita Mae Brown

Victims suggest innocence.
And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms,
suggests guilt.
- Susan Sontag

Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.
- Stendhal

With the end of the nominating process,
American politics leaves logic behind.
- Theodore White

It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the
values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different
set of values that is destructive of family life.
- Christopher Lasch

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of
perception rather than mistakes of logic.
- Edward de Bono

Logic!
Good gracious!
What rubbish!
- E. M. Forster

Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the
coercion of logic by its own means.
- Theodor Adorno

Beneath words and logic are emotional connections that
largely direct how we use our words and logic.
- Jane Roberts

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist.
Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism,
I use architecture to reconcile the two.
- Tadao Ando

What's immediately profitable is the only kind of logic
that capitalism understands.
- Susan George

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known.
Love needs no logic for its mission.
- Charles Lindbergh

For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances,
until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of
logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.
- John C. Ransom

You have to play the logic of a character.
- Emily Watson


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