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The profession of scribe was considered to be most honourable, and its rewards were great, for no rank and no dignity were too high for the educated scribe.

E.A. Wallis Budge, The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

Positive philosophy stands in a very ambiguous relation to Kant's views. It accepts them and does not accept them: it accepts and considers them correct in their relation to the direct experience of the organs of sense -- what we see, hear, touch. That is, positive philosophy recognizes the subjectivity of our receptivity, and recognizes everything that we perceive in objects as imposed upon them by ourselves -- but this in relation to the direct experiences of the senses only.

When it concerns itself with "scientific experience" however, in which precise instruments and calculations are used, positive philosophy evidently considers Kant's view in relation to that invalid, assuming tht "scientific experience" makes known to us the very substance of things, the true causes of our sensations -- or if it does not do so now, it brings us closer to the truth of things, and can inform us later.

... Of course it is possible not to know Kant, but it is impossible to controvert him.

Pyotr Dem'anovich Ouspensky, Tertium Organum

It is impossible to disassociate language from science or science from language, because every natural science always involves three things: the sequence of phenomena on which the science is based, the abstract concepts which call these phenomena to mind, and the words in which the concepts are expressed. To call forth a concept, a word is needed; to portray a phenomenon, a concept is needed. All three mirror one and the same reality.

Antoine Lavoisier, 1789

[L]ogic, in so far as it exhibits the universal and necessary laws of the understanding, must in these very laws present us with criteria of truth. Whatever contradicts these rules is false, because thereby the understanding is made to contradict its own universal laws of thought; that is, to contradict itself.

Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, I, 2nd Part, II. Of Transcendental Logic

He who in reasoning cites authority is making use of his memory rather than of his intellect.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life


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comment Alternative to “We'll just have to agree to disagree”
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aumann's_agreement_theorem <-- was searching for this when I found the above linked paper. "two people acting rationally (in a certain precise sense) and with common knowledge of each other's beliefs cannot agree to disagree." (it. mine)
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answered Is there an opposite of tightfisted that also contains reference to a hand?
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comment Alternative to “We'll just have to agree to disagree”
hanson.gmu.edu/deceive.pdf
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revised What's the difference between “debate” and “argument”?
an apology concealed by big words
Sep
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comment Is there a word for “dissecting a sentence and naming its parts”? (example below)
I mean that, if you look up synonyms of the word 'great' in the thesaurus, it can make the sentence sound really odd if you use too many unfamiliar words.
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revised Is there a word for “dissecting a sentence and naming its parts”? (example below)
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revised Is there a word for “dissecting a sentence and naming its parts”? (example below)
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answered Is there a word for “dissecting a sentence and naming its parts”? (example below)
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comment Is “I can have cheeseburger?” really grammatically correct?
If there were a cheeseburger-flavored jelly bean...
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revised Every 30 minutes on the sharp
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answered Every 30 minutes on the sharp
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comment “Known not to …” or “Known to not …”
I don't recall my source for this, thus left it as the vague appears. But my sense is that the Grammar Handbook fad was older, 16th or 17th century.
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answered “Known not to …” or “Known to not …”
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comment A phone call you ask your friend to make to you in middle of a date
Yeah. That seems to work. Might need a hyphen.
Aug
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answered A phone call you ask your friend to make to you in middle of a date
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awarded  Commentator
Feb
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comment Install on, install in, install to
I think you could use to when describing the physical medium. Install the software to disk. Save to cd-rom.
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answered What's the difference between “debate” and “argument”?