“At the heart of Godel and Einstein’s opposition to positivism…

was their unfashionable realism, their reluctance to make ontology, the theory of what is, subservient to epistemology, the theory of what can be known. At bottom, the positivist mentality consists in deriving ontology from epistemology.” — Palle Yourgrau, The World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein.

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One Response to “At the heart of Godel and Einstein’s opposition to positivism…

  1. So, the question is, why be limited by what can be known when thinking about what is?