Karene Jade Howie - Student of Philosophy and overworked shop keeper!Hello and welcome to the Philosophy Shop.

We really like philosophers and other creative thinkers of Human history - the Philosophy Shop represents several years work collecting over 500 quotes and portraits from many of the greatest minds of the past 3,000 years. Over the past 5 years the Philosophy Gift Shop has been one of the most popular shops at Cafepress - out of roughly 6 million shops! (Cafepress are a print on demand online shop and top 1000 website. They sell products world wide and have a full 30 day refund, making it a safe place to buy some very cool gifts for yourself and your friends.)

We hope you enjoy browsing our unique collection of photos & paintings with their eclectic mix of profound and engaging quotes.


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Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophy Quote on Language

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951) was a 20th century philosopher, who contributed to the uncertainty of knowledge and rise of postmodernism. Wittgenstein's central idea, which is expressed in the following quote, is that language is a kind of game - a tautology - that words only have meaning relative to other words. This is true when we don't have certain knowledge of physical reality (language is a human construction, without absolute truth). To read more about the solution to this problem, see our webpage on Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. ... The meaning of a word is its use in the language. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

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The Philosophy Gift Shop
'The Gift of Truth Excels all Other Gifts.' (Buddha)

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'At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.' (Aristotle)
Ancient Greek Philosophy
'Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love. This is an eternal Law.' (Buddha)
Chinese Indian Metaphysics
'I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.' (Spinoza)
Western Philosophy
'The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.' (Bertrand Russell)
20th Century Philosophers
'The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists'. (Erwin Schrodinger)
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'The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth.' (Albert Einstein)
Albert Einstein Science & Life
'The laws of Nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.' (Euclid)
Mathematics Mathematicians
'I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.' (Marie Curie)
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'Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.' (Seneca the Younger)
God Religion Morality
'If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.' (Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR))
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'Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it?' (Michel de Montaigne on Philosophy of Education)
Education Educational
'The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.' (Herbert Spencer)
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'The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction.' (Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi)
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'No one was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.' (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
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'In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.' (George Orwell)
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'Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation.' (Sigmund Freud)
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'Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.' (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
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'No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.' (Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women)
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'Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.' (Francisco de Goya)
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Karene contemplating all the work she has done on the Philosophy Shop!ABOUT YOUR SHOP KEEPER: KARENE HOWIE
My partner (philosopher Geoff Haselhurst) and I are building a large philosophy website which is the source (and inspiration) for most of the Philosophy images and quotes in this shop.
We believe that Philosophy (which is ultimately about Wisdom from Truth and Reality) is important to our world (all proceeds from this shop are used to promote our work on Philosophy, Physics and Metaphysics).
Thus we also hope that you find our Philosophy Website interesting!
Cheers,
Karene. (September, 2010)


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