Quotation by R.G. Collingwood

The aim of science is to apprehend this purely intelligible world as a thing in itself, an object which is what it is independently of all thinking, and thus antithetical to the sensible world.... The world of thought is the universal, the timeless and spaceless, the absolutely necessary, whereas the world of sense is the contingent, the changing and moving appearance which somehow indicates or symbolizes it.
R.G. (Robin George) Collingwood (1889–1943), British philosopher. "Outlines of a Philosophy of Art," Essays in the Philosophy of Art, Indiana University Press (1964).
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