// Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

Reality is only obtained when all conceivable points of view have been combined.

Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.

What we are observing is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our type of question.

It is a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in a theory until it has been confirmed by observation. I hope I shall not shock the experimental physicists too much if I add that it is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they have been confirmed by theory.

The ultimate elements in a theory of the world must be of a nature impossible to define in terms recognizable to the mind.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

The principles of logic and mathematics are true simply because we never allow them to be anything else.

— A.J. Ayer