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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Our knowledge must be of reality, but that does not mean that our knowledge is reality

“Our ability to think of human flourishing without thinking of its having a particular determination or its being someone’s flourishing no more implies that it can so exist than does our ability to think of Henry VIII without thinking of his weight imply that he can exist without some weight or other. Even though our thought must answer to really if we are to find truth, there is nonetheless a difference between thinking something is thus-and-so and its being thus-and-so. Our knowledge must be of reality, but that does not mean that our knowledge is reality.” ~ Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen

(Source: The Perfectionist Turn; Chapter: “The Search for Universal Principles”)

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