// banach's | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

Something unknown is doing we don't know what.

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.

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind.

Space exists only in relation to our particularizing consciousness.

Philosophically, the notion of a beginning of the present order of Nature is repugnant to me... I should like to find a genuine loophole.

It would be unreasonable to limit our thought of nature to what can be comprised in sense-pictures.