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" ... unknowable. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of human intellect — its power in dealing with all that comes within the range of experience ; its impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. "
Psychology Applied to Medicine: Introductory Studies - Page 42
by David Washburn Wells - 1907 - 141 pages
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Essays

Herbert Spencer - 1910
...more clearly perceives it to be the unknowable. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of human intellect — its power in dealing with all...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. He feels more vividly than any others can feel, the utter incomprehensibleness of the simplest fact,...
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Die wasserbaulaboratorien Europas: Entwicklung, Aufgaben, Ziele, unter ...

G.. Thierry, Conrad Matschoss - 1926 - 431 pages
...insoluble enigma; and he ever more clearly perceives it to be an insoluble enigma. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of the human intellect— its power in dealing with all that transceTftds experience. He realizes with a special vividness the utter incomprehensibleness of the...
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Philosophy After Darwin: Chapters for The Career of Philosophy, Volume III ...

John Herman Randall Jr. - 1977 - 352 pages
...thus discovers to be alike inscrutable in their illuni. ile genesis and nature. . . .He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of the human intellect...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. . . .He alone knows that under all things there lies an impenetrable mystery. (59, 60) In 1862 there...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - 1961 - 543 pages
...insoluble enigma; and he ever more clearly perceives it to be an insoluble enigma. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of the human intellect...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. He, more than any other, truly knows that in its ultimate nature nothing can be known."27 The only...
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The Integral Advaitism of Sri Aurobindo

Ram Shankar Misra, Rāmacandra Miśra - 1998 - 437 pages
...inscrutable."1 The scientific thinker, according to him, "learns at THE ABSOLUTE AS EXISTENCE 137 jnce the greatness and the littleness of the human intellect—...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. He realises with a special vividness the utter incomprehensibleness of the simplest fact, considered...
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Victorian Prose: An Anthology

Rosemary J. Mundhenk, LuAnn McCracken Fletcher - 1999 - 504 pages
...more clearly perceives it to be the unknowable. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of human intellect — its power in dealing with all...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. He feels, with a vividness which no others can, the utter incomprehensibleness of the simplest fact,...
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The Economics of Herbert Spencer

W. C. Owen - 2002 - 252 pages
...more clearly perceives it to be the unknowable. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of human intellect — its power in dealing with all...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. He feels, with a vividness which no others can, the utter incomprehensibleness of the simplest fact,...
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The Library Of Original Sources: 1833-1865

Oliver J. Thatcher - 2004 - 452 pages
...more clearly perceives it to be the unknowable. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of human intellect — its power in dealing with all...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. He feels more vividly than any others can feel, the incomprehensibleness of the simplest fact, considered...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 147

1906
...insoluble enigma, and he ever more clearly perceives it to be an insoluble enigma. He learns at once the greatness and the littleness of the human intellect...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience. He, more than any other, truly knows that in its ultimate nature nothing can be known." Spencer then...
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Friends Intelligencer, Volume 47

1890
...hidden potentialities, is it not, in itself, simply marvelous? The scientist soon learns the limitations of the human intellect, — "its power in dealing...impotence in dealing with all that transcends experience." When Science brings confusion and doubt, the eye of the beholder is distorted or dim ; he sees as through...
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