Ludwig Boltzmann

1844 - 1906

A Quote by Ludwig Boltzmann on mind and words


To go straight to the deepest depth, I went for Hegel; what unclear thoughtless flow of words I was to find there! My unlucky star led me from Hegel to Schopenhauer . . . Even in Kant there were many things that I could grasp so little that given his general acuity of mind I almost suspected that he was pulling the reader's leg or was even an imposter.

Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906)

Source: D. Flamm. Stud. Hist. Phil. Sci. 14: 257 (1983). (7)

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A Quote by Ludwig Boltzmann on confidence, impossibility, kindness, laws, lies, logic, philosophy, thought, and time

The most ordinary things are to philosophy a source of insoluble puzzles. With infinite ingenuity it constructs a concept of space or time and then finds it absolutely impossible that there be objects in this space or that processes occur during this time . . . the source of this kind of logic lies in excessive confidence in the so-called laws of thought.

Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906)

Source: Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems, B. McGuinness Reidel,Dordrecht,1974

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