— Eric R. Kandel American neuropsychiatrist 1929
Context: As knowledge advances and scientific disciplines change, so do the disciplines impinging on them. Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and the New Biology of Mind (2008)
— Eric R. Kandel American neuropsychiatrist 1929
„“My readers, I fear, have like my reviewer been somewhat misled by looking into my concluding essay for the most important proofs of my main position. But there I am dealing with a problem, or with problems, important and intricate, indeed, but still subordinate to this main one, and only auxiliary to my principal aim.”“
— George Holmes Howison American philosopher 1834 - 1916
— Maurice Allais French economist; 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics 1911 - 2010
in his speech when he was awarded the Academician sword, address to the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (October 19, 1993).
„The scientific study of the communication of information in society – “information science” in the sense of an academic discipline...“
— Brian Campbell Vickery British information theorist 1918 - 2009
p. 11; As cited in: Lyn Robinson and David Bawden (2011).
„The geometry of Tlön comprises two somewhat different disciplines: the visual and the tactile. The latter corresponds to our own geometry and is subordinated to the first.“
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
„Repeated reflection and inquiry have led me to the somewhat novel opinion, that value depends entirely upon utility.“
— William Stanley Jevons English economist and logician 1835 - 1882
Chapter I, Introduction, p. 37.
„In our time of ever-increasing specialization, there is a tendency to concern ourselves with relatively narrow scientific problems. The broad foundations of our present-day scientific knowledge and its historical development tend to be forgotten too often. This is an unfortunate trend, not only because our horizon becomes rather limited and our perspective somewhat distorted, but also because there are many valuable lessons to be learned in looking back over the years during which the basic concepts and the fundamental laws of a particular scientific discipline were first formulated.“
— Emil Wolf
in Einstein's Researches on the Nature of Light,
„Unless the fundamental categories of economics such as ‘property’ were to be redefined in a radically personal way the liberal rationalist curse which had established economics as a scientific discipline cut off from human interests would proliferate. Economic models … have failed to incorporate any meaningful index of individual benefit other than the original utilitarian one, … the index of increasing income or an increasing flow of commodities.“
— John Carroll Australian professor and author 1944
„It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a 'dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.“
— Murray N. Rothbard American economist of the Austrian School, libertarian political theorist, and historian 1926 - 1995
The Death Wish of the Anarcho-Communists (1970) http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard122.html.
„… still many physicists are convinced to "see" the particle in a cloud chamber or on a scintillation screen, therefore accepting classical particle coordinates as pieces of reality. But what one concludes to see depends on the chosen model of reality, and this model can only be judged by its success in consistently and economically describing the observations (therefore interpolating between them).“
— H. Dieter Zeh German physicist 1932 - 2018
Information and determinism, Epist. Letters (Ferdinand Gonseth Association) (1980) 49.0.
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180
Meditations. ii. 7.
„Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power.“
— Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963
Chapter 3 (p. 19)
„The Liberal party is very much your northern Democrat, or mainstream Democratic party, a party that is less concessionary to the secessionists than the PCs, but still somewhat concessionary. And they still occupy the mainstream of public opinion in Ontario, which is the big and powerful province, politically and economically, alongside Quebec.“
— Stephen Harper 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 1959
— Edwin H. Land American scientist and inventor 1909 - 1991
Context: As I visualize it, the business of the future will be a scientific, social and economic unit. It will be vigorously creative in pure science where its contributions will compare with those of the universities... the machinist will be proud of and informed about the company's scientific advances; the scientist will enjoy the reduction to practice of his basic perceptions. … year by year our national scene would change in the way, I think, all Americans dream of. Each individual will be a member of a group small enough so that he feels a full participant in the purpose and activity of the group. His voice will be heard and his individuality recognized.