Arthur O. Lovejoy

A Quote by Arthur O. Lovejoy on argument, logic, and theory

More philosophically-minded critics regarded Einstein's argument for relativity as little more than a logical bait-and-switch ploy: "[T]he supposition of most expounders of the Special Theory, that Einstein has proved the relativity of simultaneity in general - or that his 'simultaneity' is something more than a logical artefact - must manifestly be given up."

Arthur O. Lovejoy

Source: "The Dialectical Argument Against Absolute Simultaneity", The Journal of Philosophy, 27, 1930

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A Quote by Arthur O. Lovejoy on appearance, conviction, diversity, fashion, garden, god, life, pleasure, universe, and world

Romanticism may not inaccurately be described as a conviction that the world is an Englischer Garten on a grand scale. The God of the seventeenth century, like its gardeners, always geometrized; the God of Romanticism was one in whose universe things grew wild and without trimming and in all the rich diversity of their natural shapes. The preference for irregularity, the aversion from that which is wholly intellectualized . . . which were eventually to invade the intellectual life of Europe at all points, made their first modern appearance on a grand scale in the eighteenth century in the form of the new fashion in pleasure gardens.

Arthur O. Lovejoy

Source: The Great Chain of Being, 1936

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