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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 234 of Amartya Sen‘s 2006 Journal of Philosophy paper, “What Do We Want from a Theory of Justice?“:

Despite the undoubted importance of local knowledge, global knowledge has some value too, and can contribute to the debates on parochial values and practices.

DBx: When I read this passage from Sen, I was reminded of this insight about the important role of theory offered by my late, great teacher Leland Yeager.