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

The more the ordinary mind takes the opposition between true and false to be fixed, the more is it accustomed to expect either agreement or contradiction with a given philosophical system, and only to see reason for the one or the other in any explanatory statement concerning such a system. It does not conceive the diversity of philosophical systems as the progressive evolution of truth; rather, it sees only contradiction in that variety.

— Hegel

All moral rules must be tested by examining whether they tend to realize ends that we desire. I say ends that we desire, not ends that we ought to desire. What we 'ought' to desire is merely what someone else wishes us to desire.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung

Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all

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You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it in himself.

— Galileo

The transcendental object which may be the ground of this appearance that we call matter is a mere something of which we should not understand what it is, even if someone were in a position to tell us.

(Critique of Pure Reason)

The truth wears longer than all the gods; for it is only in the truth's service, and for love of it, that people have overthrown the gods and at last God himself. "The truth" outlasts the downfall of the world of gods, for it is the immortal soul of this transitory world of gods; it is Deity itself.

We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody ever tell you different.

The propositions of logic describe the scaffolding of the world, or rather they represent it. They have no 'subject-matter'.

He who gets to the bottom of his mind comes to know his own nature; knowing his own nature, he also knows God. Preserving one's mind in its integrity and nourishing one's nature is the way to serve God.

— Meng Tzu