„Suddenly question number four popped into my mind. Have you thought about how this relationship will end?“
— Judy Blume American children's writer 1938
Fonte: Forever . . .
Letter to Legendre (July 2, 1830) in response to Fourier's report to the Paris Academy Science that mathematics should be applied to the natural sciences, as quoted in Science (March 10, 1911) Vol. 33 https://books.google.com/books?id=4LU7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA359, p.359, with additional citations and dates from H. Pieper, "Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi," Mathematics in Berlin (2012) p.46
— Judy Blume American children's writer 1938
Fonte: Forever . . .
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
1940s, Why Socialism? (1949)
— William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield British judge 1705 - 1793
Reported in Andrew Stuart, Letters to the Right Honorable Lord Mansfield (1773), p. 29.
— David Hume, livro An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
§ 2.17 : Of Benevolence, Pt. 2
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
Contexto: In all determinations of morality, this circumstance of public utility is ever principally in view; and wherever disputes arise, either in philosophy or common life, concerning the bounds of duty, the question cannot, by any means, be decided with greater certainty, than by ascertaining, on any side, the true interests of mankind. If any false opinion, embraced from appearances, has been found to prevail; as soon as farther experience and sounder reasoning have given us juster notions of human affairs, we retract our first sentiment, and adjust anew the boundaries of moral good and evil.
— Jay Lemke American academic 1946
Fonte: Talking Science: Language, Learning, and Values. 1990, p. 175; as cited in: Hanuscin, Deborah L., and Michele H. Lee. "Teaching Against the Mystique of Science: Literature Based Approaches in Elementary Teacher Education." Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum presentations (MU) (2010).
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
Lecture XX, "Conclusions"
1900s, The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
Contexto: Science... has ended by utterly repudiating the personal point of view. She catalogues her elements and records her laws indifferent as to what purpose may be shown forth by them, and constructs her theories quite careless of their bearing on human anxieties and fates. Though the scientist may individually nourish a religion, and be a theist in his irresponsible hours, the days are over when it could be said that for Science herself the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Our solar system, with its harmonies, is seen now as but one passing case of a certain sort of moving equilibrium in the heavens, realized by a local accident in an appalling wilderness of worlds where no life can exist. In a span of time which as a cosmic interval will count but as an hour, it will have ceased to be. The Darwinian notion of chance production, and subsequent destruction, speedy or deferred, applies to the largest as well as to the smallest facts. It is impossible, in the present temper of the scientific imagination, to find in the driftings of the cosmic atoms, whether they work on the universal or on the particular scale, anything but a kind of aimless weather, doing and undoing, achieving no proper history, and leaving no result. Nature has no one distinguishable ultimate tendency with which it is possible to feel a sympathy. In the vast rhythm of her processes... she appears to cancel herself. The books of natural theology which satisfied the intellects of our grandfathers seem to us quite grotesque, representing, as they did, a God who conformed the largest things of nature to the paltriest of our private wants. The God whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals. The bubbles on the foam which coats a stormy sea are floating episodes, made and unmade by the forces of the wind and water. Our private selves are like those bubbles—epiphenomena, as Clifford, I believe, ingeniously called them; their destinies weigh nothing and determine nothing in the world's irremediable currents of events.
— Pierre Hadot French historian and philosopher 1922 - 2010
Les progrès scientifiques ont amené les philosophes à détourner leur attention de l’explication des phénomènes physiques, abandonnée désormais à la science, pour la diriger vers le problème de l’être lui-même.
La voile d'Isis: Essai sur l'histoire de l'idée de Nature (2004)
— Theodore Schultz American economist 1902 - 1998
Fonte: "Investment in human capital," 1961, p. 3
— Josef Pieper German philosopher 1904 - 1997
Since "the answers of the special sciences" do not reach "the horizon of total reality", they are given "without having to speak at the same time of 'God and the world.'" (p. 96)
Fonte: Leisure, the Basis of Culture (1948), The Philosophical Act, p. 95
— René Descartes French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist 1596 - 1650
Letter to Marin Mersenne (July 27, 1638) as quoted by Florian Cajori, A History of Mathematics (1893) letter dated in The Philosophical Writings of Descartes Vol. 3, The Correspondence (1991) ed. John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch
— Paul Bernays Swiss mathematician 1888 - 1977
Paul Bernays, Platonism in mathematics http://sites.google.com/site/ancientaroma2/book_platonism.pdf (1935) Lecture delivered June 18, 1934, in the cycle of Conferences internationales des Sciences mathematiques organized by the University of Geneva, in the series on Mathematical Logic.) Translation by: Charles Parsons
— Georg Cantor mathematician, inventor of set theory 1845 - 1918
Grundlagen einer allgemeinen Mannigfaltigkeitslehre [Foundations of a General Theory of Aggregates] (1883)
— Bernhard Riemann German mathematician 1826 - 1866
Gesammelte Mathematische Werke (1876)
— James Whitbread Lee Glaisher English mathematician and astronomer 1848 - 1928
Fonte: "Presidential Address British Association for the Advancement of Science," 1890, p. 467 : On the theory of numbers
— Jay Wright Forrester American operations researcher 1918 - 2016
Fonte: Principles of Systems (1968), p. 4-2; as cited in Richardson (2011)
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Fonte: 1910s, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), Ch. 16: Descriptions
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
Elnith in Ch. 46 : nell latimer’s journal, p. 498
The Visitor (2002)
— Fabio Cannavaro Italian footballer 1973
Marcello Lippi http://www.mg.co.za/articledirect.aspx?articleid%3D276589
— Steve Stewart-Williams 1971
Fonte: Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Think You Know (2010), p. 101