Quotes by Abraham Kaplan

Abraham Kaplan

American philosopher

Alive from: 1918-1993

Category: Philosophers

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    Every discipline develops standards of professional competence to which its workers are subject... Every scientific community is a society in the small, so to speak, with its own agencies of social control.
    Source: The Conduct of Inquiry
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    Give a small boy a hammer and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.
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    The price of training is always a certain trained incapacity: the more we know how to do something, the harder it is to learn to do it differently.
    Source: The Conduct of Inquiry
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    To get at the meaning of a statement the logical positivist asks, What would the world be like if it were true? The operationist asks, What would we have to do to come to believe it? For the pragmatist the question is, What would we do if did believe it?
    Source: The Conduct of Inquiry
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    We are caught up in a paradox, one which might be called the paradox of conceptualization. The proper concepts are needed to formulate a good theory, but we need a good theory to arrive at the proper concepts.
    Source: The Conduct of Inquiry
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