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Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page 319 of Deirdre N. McCloskey’s insight-filled 1994 collection, Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics [2]:

Notice the pattern that the critics are falling into; it is a modern trope, apparent from the philosophy seminar to The Times, fiercely demanding Truth with a big T the better to assault someone else’s truth with a small t, making the ideal the enemy of the good. To repeat, no one from Plato down to the present has been able to say how we mortals would know an ideal, big-T Truth when we saw it.