The History of Philosophy is in large measure the history of very smart people making very tempting mistakes, and if you don’t know the history, you are doomed to make the same darn mistakes all over again

The History of Philosophy is in large measure the history of very smart people making very tempting mistakes, and if you don’t know the history, you are doomed to make the same darn mistakes all over again

— Daniel Dannet From “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking” P. 19

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