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Friday, September 25, 2015

Reconsider Certainty


Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
- Will Durant

If you would be a real seeker after truth,
it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt,
as far as possible, all things.
- Rene Descartes

Examine, inquire.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions,
the for and against.
Know why you believe, understand what you believe,
and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
- Frances Wright

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
- Georges Bataille

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
- Hosea Ballou

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
- Thomas Paine


Further reading: Practice Conscious Awareness

Assumptions

Analysis AND Emotion

Quotations as a Spur for Inquiry
   

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