reductionism

A Quote by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz on binary, latin, and reductionism

Omnibus Ex Nihilo Ducendis Sufficit Unum
(To create everything from nothing, one is sufficient.)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on reductionism, art, geography, perspective, and the unknown

"At one time, the earth was supposed to be flat.  Well, so it is, even today, from Paris to Asnieres.  But that fact doesn't prevent science from proving that the earth as a whole is spherical.  No one nowadays denies it.  Well...we are still at the stage of believing that life itself is flat, the distance from birth to death.  Yet the probability is that life, too, is spherical and much more extensive and capacious than the hemisphere we know."  

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on cosmos, kosmos, cosmology, kosmology, and reductionism

Many cosmologies have a materialistic bias and prejudice: the physical cosmos is somehow supposed to be the most real dimension, and everything else is explained with ultimate reference to this material plane. But what a brutal approach that is! It smashed the entire Kosmos against the wall of reductionism, and all the domains except the physical slowly bleed to death right in front of your eyes. Is this any way to treat the Kosmos? No, I think what we want do to is Kosmology, not cosmology.

Ken Wilber

Source: A Brief History of Everything, Pages: 17

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on essential, sum, parts, and reductionism

We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones.  We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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