Quotes: Joseph Dietzgen

”The longing for knowledge has been the cause of speculative attempts to explain the phenomena of life and nature at a time when lack of experience and observation made inductive, understanding impossible. Experience was then supplemented by speculation. In later times when experience had grown, previous speculation was generally recognised as erroneous. But it nevertheless requires thousands of years of repeated disappointments on one side and numerous brilliant successes of the inductive method on the other before these speculative hobbies came into disfavour.”

joseph dietzgen.—”Positive Outcome of Philosophy.

“We may leave certain objects of scientific research to professionals, but general thought is a public matter which every one should be required to attend to himself.”

joseph dietzgen.

(Socialist Standard, August 1922)

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