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Exactly

Quoth The Philosopher: A well-educated man will expect exactness in every class of subjects, according as the nature of the thing admits. (Nicomachean Ethics) In short: the subject matter determines the degree of certitude we may have about our conclusions

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More Intellectual Modesty

It is difficult to be aware of whether one knows or not. [Aristotle, Posterior Analytics I.9 (around 76a26)] Examples are hardly necessary. And yet we all tend to be tremendously confident about the accuracy of our opinions, and tremendously reluctant

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