Stephen Hawking Quote

If what we regard as real depends on our theory, how can we make reality the basis of our philosophy?...But we cannot distinguish what is real about the universe without a theory...it makes no sense to ask if it corresponds to reality, because we do not know what reality is independent of a theory.


Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (ed. Bantam, 1993)

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If what we regard as real depends on our theory, how can we make reality the basis of our philosophy?...But we cannot distinguish what is real about...

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If what we regard as real depends on our theory, how can we make reality the basis of our philosophy?...But we cannot distinguish what is real about...

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If what we regard as real depends on our theory, how can we make reality the basis of our philosophy?...But we cannot distinguish what is real about...

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If what we regard as real depends on our theory, how can we make reality the basis of our philosophy?...But we cannot distinguish what is real about...