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

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.

— Karl Marx

The existence and non-existence of states of affairs is reality.

The grandeur of a philosophy does not certify its truth.

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.

Comprehending your mind is beyond your mind's comprehension.

Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs: He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.

If appearances were things in themselves, then no human being could gather from the succession of presentations how their manifold is combined in the object.

Wisdom's lectures were incoherent in a carefully styled, wholly intelligible manner, which made it possible to profit from the fantastic incoherences of Wittgenstein.

Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.

Philosophy does not result in 'philosophical propositions', but rather in the clarification of propositions.