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Logical positivists have never taken psychology into
by 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

Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation,
but assimilation always resists new accommodations.
- 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 knowledge is in perpetual evolution;
it finds itself changed from one day to the next.
- 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts -
that's when I get in trouble.
- Angelina Jolie

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

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

If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive,
then it is logical to argue that we should broaden
the definition so that won't exclude anyone.
- Jack Kingston

The much vaunted male logic isn't logical,
because they display prejudices against half the human
race that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition.
- Eva Figes

Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business,
the logical destiny of bores.
- Barry Humphries

People don't buy for logical reasons.
They buy for emotional reasons.
- Zig Ziglar

We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting,
of change.
We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
- Scott Adams

The logical man must either deny all miracles or none,
and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps,
in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.
- Charles Eastman

Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to
bang our heads against it.
- Stephen Harper

To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure;
to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy.
- David Brooks

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
- Thomas Huxley

Coincidence is logical.
- Johan Cruijff

I have a different way of thinking.
I think synergistically.
I'm not linear in thinking, I'm not very logical.
- Imelda Marcos

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 are not thinking.
You are merely being logical.
- Niels Bohr

It's just a logical guess that they are very very wise
to put someone from the old series in it,
and if you had to choose, it would be a very difficult decision.
- Andreas Katsulas

Thus, in general, in the first instance,
the direction of interest in empirical fact will be
canalised by the logical structure of the theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
- Niels Bohr

If the code does indeed have some logical foundation
then it is legitimate to consider all the evidence,
both good and bad, in any attempt to deduce it.
- Francis Crick

That is, a system starts with a group of interrelated
propositions which involve reference to empirical observations
within the logical framework of the propositions in question.
- Talcott Parsons

The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of
Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones,
simply because they are the most logical,
and reconcile every difficulty.
- H. P. Blavatsky

I hope that China will continue with space exploration.
It would be logical to have international co-operation.
I hope that it will come about and that I can be involved in it.
- Leroy Chiao

Gamma was a logical progression after doing the Open Fire record.
- Ronnie Montrose

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

It may be far in the future, but there's some kind
of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
- Elizabeth Moon

One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical.
We're not scientists.
We don't always have to make the logical,
reasonable leap.
- Stella Adler

Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces,
and appearances must be logical.
- Kenzo Tange

A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success.
The only alternative is overnight stardom,
but I can't give you a formula for that.
- Chet Atkins

Gates is the ultimate programming machine.
He believes everything can be defined,
examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into
a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
- Stewart Alsop

They do not say Roosevelt saved our system.
They say he has given us a new one.
That is logical.
- John T. Flynn

Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation
of general statements about empirical fact with the
logical elements and structure of theoretical systems.
- Talcott Parsons

To me, acting is the most logical way for people's
neuroses to manifest themselves,
in this great need we all have to express ourselves.
- James Dean

Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism.
- Emma Goldman

Kids don't have ruts yet that adults have carved into their minds.
They're born logical.
Crooked thinking has to be taught.
- James P. Hogan

It's logical for us to sing, but not necessarily operatic pieces.
- Jose Carreras

I just have a respect for my audience.
That seems to be pretty logical.
- Thomas Jane

Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued
to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak,
in criticism, of form.
- Allen Tate

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides,
a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search
for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
- Bertrand Russell

I see mysteries and complications wherever I look,
and I have never met a steadily logical person.
- Martha Gellhorn

There are things that I won't do on the radio.
I mean, the next logical question is,
what won't you do.
I say, well, you know, you've got to find out when you're on the air.
- Howard Stern

It would have been more logical if silent pictures
had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around.
- Mary Pickford

In order to keep anything cultural, logical,
or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.
- Ani DiFranco

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change.
- James Cash Penney

Because an appeal makes logical sense is no guarantee that it will work.
- William Bernbach

I never guess.
It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams,
yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds,
strange at least by comparison with the logical,
purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
- Erich Fromm


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