“The determination of scientists not to ask questions that cannot be answered empirically, and proved logically, has led to a drastic shrinkage of philosophical territory: philosophy is now identified with logic, deductive and inductive, and it is the claim of the scientific philosophers that no other mental activity deserves the name of philosophy. Logical formulas have taken the place of what the scientist calls ‘the picture language of speculative systems’, and on a diet of such dry dog biscuits modern man is asked to undertake his spiritual Odyssey”.

Herbert Read, The Forms of Things Unknown

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