Science is Knowing, Art is Doing, Philosophy is Intelligence

by The Atlas of Life on June 19, 2010

The following is an excerpt from Volume I: The Science of Chiropractic by B.J. Palmer. Enjoy!

A PHILOSOPHY GROWS AS ITS CO-RELATED DISCOVERIES AND INVENTIONS INCREASE

No science bursts forth complete on its first formulation. It must make, its slow advance from fact to theory and hypothesis, thence back to more facts to be explained by the same theory, or as amended or new theory.

No science is ever a completed one, because new facts, new relations, and new phenomena are forcing themselves upon consciousnesses, seeking for classification and explanation in conformity to the laws under which they exist.

COMPARISON.

Science
is Classified, Systematized
Knowledge.

It consists of the description and formulation of phenomena and their causal relations. Science is knowing.

Art
is Applied Knowledge.

It is the systematized adaptation of means to ends. To satisfy man’s Needs and Desires. It is Nature affected by man’s will for specific ends. Art is doing.

Philosophy

is the intelligence gained by the relation of the laws which science bears to art and the powers that cause creation, generation, propulsion, transmission and expression, or personification of both. Philosophy is Intelligence