Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on August 26, 2018

in Science, Scientism

… is from page 73 of Deirdre McCloskey’s 1993 paper “Some Consequences of a Conjective Economics,” which is chapter 4 in Beyond Economic Man, a 1993 collection edited by Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson:

To admit now that metaphor and story also matter in human reasoning does not entail becoming less rational and less reasonable, dressing in saffron robes, or tuning into “New Directions.” On the contrary it entails becoming more rational and more reasonable, because it puts more of what persuades serious people under the scrutiny of reason.

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