The Thinkers

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Fredrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. 
Human-all-too-Human
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Richard Rorty

The traditional philosophical pursuit of ultimate, transcendental, foundational knowledge is not a valid or desirable enterprise. Philosophy can not justify any program of political reform. Philosophy -like rhetorics- makes different world descriptions only look attractive. Our vocabularies can not be grounded in an appeal to "objectivity". The pragmatic alternative sees legitimation as "solidarity" or culture.
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Ludwig Wittgenstein

 My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way : anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them -as steps- to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it). He must transcend these propositions, and then will he see the world aright. What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.
TLP 6.54, 7
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