(22 Jun 1897 - 1 Aug 1990)
Science Quotes by Norbert Elias (1 quote)
Scientific modes of thought cannot be developed and become generally accepted unless people renounce their primary, unreflecting, and spontaneous attempt to understand all their experience in terms of its purpose and meaning for themselves. The development that led to more adequate knowledge and increasing control of nature was therefore, considered from one aspect, also a development toward greater self-control by men.
— Norbert Elias
- 22 Jun - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Elias's birth.