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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language - Ludwig Wittgenstein

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“Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck” – Immanuel Kant

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

As much as anyone can make use of to any advantage of life before it spoils, so much by his labor he may fix a property in; whatever is beyond this, is more than his share, and belongs to others. John Locke

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. Socrates

He who thinks great thoughts, often makes great errors. Martin Heidegger

Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few. Berkeley

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him. Voltaire

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanuel Kant

I can control my passions and emotions if I can understand their nature. Spinoza

A social organism of any sort is what it is because each member proceeds to his own duty with a trust that the other members will simultaneously do theirs. William James

One does not only wish to be understood when one writes; one wishes just as surely not to be understood. Friedrich Nietzsche

That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow. Berkeley

Fallacy 5a: Irving Copi, Introduction to Logic - begging the question - Capital punishment requires an act of murdering human beings. So, capital punishment is wrong.

What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. G. W. F. Hegel

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. Voltaire

Perception comes from sensation; from perception, we get reflection, meditation and judgment. There is nothing free in intellectual operations, or in sensation. Denis Diderot

There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. William James

It is only by means of memory that we are the same individual to others and to ourselves. At my age, there may not be a single molecule in my body that I brought into the world at my birth. Denis Diderot

Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination. Immanuel Kant

Fallacy 8b: Irving Copi, Introduction to Logic - straw man - It isn't true that all ills that beset mankind are due to industrialization, thus we cannot say that global warming is due to industrialization.

Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature. John Locke

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