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Wells, H. G. (1908). First and last things: A confession of faith and a rule of life. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 
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Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Wells1908
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Categories: General
Keywords: Ambiguity, Vagueness
Creators: Wells
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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ISBN-13: 9781975692377
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/22/2017

   " you look at finer and subtler things, as you leave the practical purpose for which the method exists, the element of error increases. Every species is vague, every term goes cloudy at its edges; and so in my way of thinking, relentless logic is only another name for a stupidity—for a sort of intellectual pigheadedness. If you push a philosophical or metaphysical inquiry through a series of valid syllogisms—never committing any generally recognised fallacy—you nevertheless leave behind you at each step a certain rubbing and marginal loss of objective truth, and you get deflections that are difficult to trace at each phase in the process. Every species waggles about in its definition, every tool is a little loose in its handle, every scale has its individual error."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Ambiguity Vagueness
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