Catholic quotations from the Church Doctors, Church Fathers and all the great Catholic minds.
Friday, December 16, 2011
QUOTATION: Knowledge and Reason
All possible knowledge, then, depends on the validity of reasoning. If the feeling of certainty which we express by words like must be and therefore and since is a real perception of how things outside our own minds really ‘must’ be, well and good. But if this certainty is merely a feeling in our own minds and not a genuine insight into realities beyond them—if it merely represents the way our minds happen to work—then we can have no knowledge. Unless human reasoning is valid, no science can be true.