Sunday, April 15, 2012

Algorithmic Realism

"The first step on the path to realism is to realise that one has always been a realist; the second is to recognize that, however much one tries to think differently, one will never succeed; the third is to note that those who claim that they think differently, think as realists as soon as they forget to act a part. If they ask themselves why, their conversion is almost complete."

Etienne Gilson, The Unity of Philosophical Experience, 1937