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Imre Lakatos Quotes and Sayings

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The classical example of a successful research programme
is Newton's gravitational theory:
possibly the most successful research programme ever.
- Imre Lakatos

The clash between Popper and Kuhn is not about a mere
technical point in epistemology.
- Imre Lakatos

Philosophy of science without history of science is empty;
history of science without philosophy of science is blind.
- Imre Lakatos

Indeed, this epistemological theory of the relation
between theory and experiment differs sharply from
the epistemological theory of naive falsificationism.
- Imre Lakatos

 

Our empirical criterion for a series of theories is
that it should produce new facts.
The idea of growth and the concept of empirical character are soldered into one.
- Imre Lakatos

Einstein's results again turned the tables and now
very few philosophers or scientists still think that scientific knowledge is,
or can be, proven knowledge.
- Imre Lakatos

There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory.
- Imre Lakatos

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The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist
from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies.
- Imre Lakatos

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue:
it is an intellectual crime.
- Imre Lakatos

Research programmes, besides their negative heuristic,
are also characterized by their positive heuristic.
- Imre Lakatos

If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory
but by assessing the number,
faith and vocal energy of its supporters,
then this must be even more so in the social sciences:
truth lies in power.
- Imre Lakatos

It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with
a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power,
that one must not introduce a rival programme before
everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached.
- Imre Lakatos

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

You get used to being lazy doing films,
but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
- Michael Gambon

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player.
By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas
City in classical situations.
He was already an amazing talent.
- Pat Metheny

I'm going to have classical piano lessons next.
- Colin Greenwood

I did extensive, extensive recordings and made a classical CD-ROM set,
which is still on the market.
For ten years, it was by itself as the cream of the crop of samples.
- Miroslav Vitous

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence,
with bravery and mercy.
- Theodore White

When I was younger, studying classical music,
I really had to put in the time.
Three hours a day is not even nice -
you have to put in six.
- Alicia Keys

Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit
that even American cultural music comes from Europe.
That's what classical music is, real European music.
- Sonny Rollins

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet.
That attitude is something that's put into your head.
You are never thin enough.
- Carmen Electra

I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar,
as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues.
All of it.
I did the same thing with my voice.
- Boz Scaggs

I think it's very important to maintain the classical
Christian distinction between the Creator and creation.
- John Polkinghorne

I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is
happening out there or not,
but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music,
the balance and symmetry.
- Helen Reddy

I play piano and guitar.
Acoustic guitar.
I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard.
I could never play a lead to save my life.
- Kip Winger

When I began competing with the other artists in New York,
I discovered classical North Indian music.
- Henry Flynt

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
some jazz.
- Alan Vega

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry,
I was listening to European classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

I would have to say I might do some stuff,
but it's the film that's appealing.
I was raised on film.
My musical experience is all via film,
it's not from classical music.
- Danny Elfman

They're simply following what was laid down in front
and they play the same thing.
So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer.
- Buddy Rich

I'd like to do some more classical work if I do some more theatre.
- Sarah Sutton

When I was a young musician, the only option available
to pursue secondary education in music was to attend
a classical conservatory.
- Billy Joel

Music has always been transnational;
people pick up whatever interests them,
and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed
influences from all over the world.
- Yo-Yo Ma

In his day, the audience was well aware of the music,
of the classical beat.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

I got obsessed with classical music,
I got obsessed with Chopin,
with playing the piano.
- Gary Oldman

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa,
we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle.
We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.
- Joe Slovo

I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD,
not designed for performance.
- Anne Dudley

But those musics do not address the larger kind of
architecture in time that classical music does,
whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

But I'd play on everything from pop records to a lot
of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff.
I used to get called to do all those things,
it was great.
- Rick Wakeman

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold,
there were all kinds of young musicians,
talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
- Gunther Schuller

Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround
myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
- Sylvester Stallone

I'm thinking about learning a few new things -
like taking classical guitar lessons -
and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.
- Mick Mars

I'm sure there are a few things in my CD collection
that might surprise people.
I like classical music, the blues, and I'm a big fan of alternative rock.
- Brad Paisley

What's different here is that we have now technologies
that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding.
That's what makes it both powerful and exciting.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Classical ballet will never die.
- Ninette de Valois

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

I am a classical music lover - not necessarily the contemporary stuff,
but the old stuff.
- Eberhard Weber

I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it.
- Colin Greenwood

It was the early days of Rock 'n' Roll in this country.
We were all struggling to learn music,
it might be Country, Jazz, Classical,
Blues or even Rock 'n' Roll.
- Jim Sullivan

It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a
$50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor.
There's always a depression in the theatre.
- Frances McDormand

Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music,
that's what I really like.
- Joan Armatrading

I had spent many years pursuing excellence,
because that is what classical music is all about...
Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
- Nina Simone

I play piano and trumpet.
I studied classical guitar.
- Mike Figgis

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
- Vivien Leigh

It is so important for people at a young age to be
invited to embrace classical music and opera.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Classical plays require more imagination and more general
training to be able to do.
That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
- Vivien Leigh

Writing detective stories is about writing light literature,
for entertainment.
It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
- Steig Larsson

My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in
me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do,
so I wanted to get a classical background and voice.
- Shuler Hensley

My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.
- John Sebastian

I'm a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music.
- Billy Sheehan

So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me,
because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood
dictate what's going to happen.
- Glenn Danzig

I loved writing a book in which, in some ways,
it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking
lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
- Neil Gaiman

Many fail to realize this great recording industry
was built by so-called jazz artists.
And at the other end of the spectrum,
a base in European classical music as well.
- Ahmad Jamal

Sharon went on to play classical but we actually went
into totally different instruments which was lucky
for the band because otherwise we'd all be playing the same thing!!
- Caroline Corr

That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise.
- Itzhak Perlman

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical
or punk or rock or even slightly metal,
that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.
- Ben Harper

Physicists are more like avant-garde composers,
willing to bend traditional rules...
Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
- Brian Greene

Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things
but I listen to a lot of classical music.
Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical.
- Ben Harper


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