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Süzme Sözler II

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From a 1935/6 collection of clever sayings about everything from nationhood to Hitler and Greta Garbo, by Turkish writer Raif Necdet Kestelli:

Hassasiyet varlık pınarının kaynağıdır.

Which, in all its simplicity, seems to be an argument for empiricism—that sensations are the basis of all of our knowledge, including knowledge of the self.

In translation:

Sense-perception is the source of the spring of existence.

Paraphrased:

I feel, therefore I am.

Süzme Sözler I

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Written by M. James

October 5, 2013 at 1:09 am