„Philosophy seemed to me the supreme, even the sole, concern of man.“

On My Philosopy (1941)
Kontekst: My path was not the normal one of professors of philosophy. I did not intend to become a doctor of philosophy by studying philosophy (I am in fact a doctor of medicine) nor did I by any means, intend originally to qualify for a professorship by a dissertation on philosophy. To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish to me as to decide to become a poet. Since my schooldays, however, I was guided by philosophical questions. Philosophy seemed to me the supreme, even the sole, concern of man. Yet a certain awe kept me from making it my profession.

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„The sole philosophy open to those who doubt the possibility of truth is absolute silence -- even mental.“

—  Jacques Maritain French philosopher 1882 - 1973

Źródło: An Introduction to Philosophy

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„The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Though this has been quoted extensively as if it were a statement of Wittgenstein, it was apparently first published in A Brief History of Time (1988) by Stephen Hawking, p. 175, where it is presented in quotation marks and thus easily interpreted to be a quotation, but could conceivably be Hawking paraphrasing or giving his own particular summation of Wittgenstein's ideas, as there seem to be no published sources of such a statement prior to this one. The full remark by Hawking reads:
: Philosophers reduced the scope of their inquiries so much that Wittgenstein, the most famous philosopher of this century, said, “The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language.” What a comedown from the great tradition of philosophy from Aristotle to Kant!
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„Philosophy seems to me on the whole a rather hopeless business.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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„Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.“

—  Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993

On the autobiographical nature of his films, in The Atlantic (December 1965)

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„It does not seem to me that the evidence concerning the being of a God, and concerning immortality, is such as to enable us to assert anything in regard to either of these topics.“

—  Charles Eliot Norton American art historian 1827 - 1908

As quoted in John Ruskin, Charles Eliot Norton, John Lewis Bradley, Ian Ousby (1987). “The Correspondence of John Ruskin and Charles Eliot Norton”, p.175, Cambridge University Press

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„It was not man, the individual, nor even the Supreme Being, that Robespierre set up against Christ; it was that Leviathan, the Nation.“

—  André Malraux French novelist, art theorist and politician 1901 - 1976

Part IV, Chapter I
Les voix du silence [Voices of Silence] (1951)
Kontekst: An individualism which has got beyond the stage of hedonism tends to yield to the lure of the grandiose. It was not man, the individual, nor even the Supreme Being, that Robespierre set up against Christ; it was that Leviathan, the Nation.

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„It seems that only one philosophy can succeed the philosophy of existentialism: nonexistentialism, the philosophy of nonexistent existence.“

—  Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929 - 2016

Źródło: Detective Story (2008), p. 30.
Kontekst: I exist. Is this a life still? No, just vegetating. It seems that only one philosophy can succeed the philosophy of existentialism: nonexistentialism, the philosophy of nonexistent existence.

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„To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.“

—  Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940

Diary entry (March 1906), # 759, in The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918; University of California Press, 1968
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„Man is nature's sole mistake.“

—  W. S. Gilbert English librettist of the Gilbert & Sullivan duo 1836 - 1911

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„But amid all the beliefs of Europe, and of Asia, that of the Indian Brahmins seems to me infinitely the most alluring. And the reason why I love the Brahmin more than the other schools of Asiatic thought is because it seems to me to contain them all. Greater than all European philosophies, it is even capable of adjusting itself to the vast hypotheses of modern science.“

—  Romain Rolland French author 1866 - 1944

Life of Ramakrishna (1929)
Kontekst: Of course, this entire fabric of Indian life stands solidly on faith, that is to say, on a slender and emotional hypothesis. But amid all the beliefs of Europe, and of Asia, that of the Indian Brahmins seems to me infinitely the most alluring. And the reason why I love the Brahmin more than the other schools of Asiatic thought is because it seems to me to contain them all. Greater than all European philosophies, it is even capable of adjusting itself to the vast hypotheses of modern science. Our Christian religions have tried in vain, when there were no other choice open to them, to adapt themselves to the progress of science. But after having allowed myself to be swept away by the powerful rhythm of Brahmin thought, along the curve or life, with its movement of alternating ascent and return, I come back to my own century, and while finding therein the immense projections of a new cosmogony, offspring of the genius of Einstein, or deriving freely from the discoveries, I yet do not feel that I enter a strange land. I yet can hear resounding still the cosmic symphony of all those planets which forever succeed each other, are extinguished and once more illumined, with their living souls, their humanities, their gods – according to the laws of the eternal To Become, the Brahmin Samsara – I hear Siva dancing, dancing in the heart of the world, in my own heart.

„Our concern is solely with the basic structure of society and its major institutions and therefore with the standard cases of social justice.“

—  John Rawls, książka A Theory of Justice

Źródło: A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999), Chapter II, Section 10, pg. 58

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„Monopoly of one kind or another, indeed, seems to be the sole engine of the mercantile system.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

Źródło: (1776), Book IV, Chapter VII, Part Third, p. 684.

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„A man's concern, even his despair, over the worthwhileness of life is an existential distress but by no means a mental disease.“

—  Viktor E. Frankl, książka Człowiek w poszukiwaniu sensu

Źródło: Man's Search for Meaning

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