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  1. Dec 2023
    1. We have all heard and probably beenirritated or bored by the assertion thatno two people think alike «quat homines)tot sentential' that science is alwayscontradicting itself, that theologians andeconomists can never agree. It is largelymental laziness on the defensive thatmakes people say this kind of thing.
  2. Feb 2023
  3. Apr 2022
    1. On that freezing sidewalk, I felt a shudder of revulsion at the perversions of meritocracy. And yet there I was, cursing myself for being 30th in line.

      This is a great juxtaposition of the trap the author and so many upper-middle-class people find themselves in.

  4. Jun 2020
  5. Mar 2017
    1. telling the truth about my own experiences as a body

      Woolf is so difficult because of her contradictions.She often seems to advocate that there is some essence in women which they haven't been able to discover; but here she seems to suggest a lower-case "truth," in which truth is confined to individual experience. I wonder if the contradictions of her text are part of her mission for "elasticity."

  6. May 2016
  7. Oct 2013
    1. if he shows that a thing has happened, we show that it has not; if he shows that it has not happened, we show that it has. This, then, could not be the distinction if there were one, since the same means are employed by both parties, enthymemes being adduced to show that the fact is or is not so-and-so.

      they are going back and forth contradicting each other.