Jan Christiaan Smuts

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Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870-1950)[Bearbeiten]

südafrikanischer Staatsmann und General

Zitate mit Quellenangabe[Bearbeiten]

  • Original: "We have to return to the fluidity and plasticity of nature and experience in order to find the concepts of reality. When we do this we find that round every luminous point in experience there is a penumbra, a gradual shading off into haziness and obscurity. A "concept" is not merely its clear luminous centre, but embraces a surrounding sphere of meaning or influence of smaller or larger dimensions, in which the luminosity tails off and grows fainter until it disappears." - Holism and Evolution. 2nd edition. London 1927. p. 17 archive.org