Kenneth L. Pike's Quotes
Biography of Kenneth L. Pike
When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God.Tags: God, Nature, Truth
Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions.Tags: Change, Communication, Human
Christianity stands or falls as a living program, a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.Tags: God, Life, Living
So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me.Tags: Believing, Experience, Together
That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another.Tags: Another, Control, Society
This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge.Tags: Fact, Knowledge, Research
We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks - otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex?Tags: Individual, Language, Speak
I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it.Tags: Office, Philosophy, Wanted
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.Tags: Change, Human, Society
Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict.Tags: God, Life, Power
The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.Tags: Act, Guilt, Truth
The universe extends beyond the mind of man, and is more complex than the small sample one can study.Tags: Mind, Small, Study
Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective.Tags: Language, Rules, Universe
The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us.Tags: Studying, Universe, Whole
With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts.Tags: Facts, Prepared, Science
Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.Tags: Continue, Courage, Results
Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements.Tags: Science, True, Within
Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual.Tags: Continuity, Identity, Individual
If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy, there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar.Tags: Choose, Philosophy, Pure
If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.Tags: Clear, Conscience, Trouble
It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them.Tags: Granted, Universal, Value
Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation.Tags: Degree, Language, Situation
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Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language.Tags: Language, Nature, Truth
The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window.Tags: Eyes, Scene, View
Today's practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday's theory.Tags: Often, Today, Yesterday