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Old 31st March 2020, 06:52 PM   #270
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It is hard to believe that there were many in the US government who longed for a pretext to become involved in a long, expensive, futile engagement with Afghanistan - a country with no resources or strategic importance - which could not lead to anything except a humiliating surrender to the Taliban many years down the track.
The non-theoretical character of metaphysics would not be in itself a defect; all arts have this non-theoretical character without thereby losing their high value for personal as well as for social life. The danger lies in the deceptive character of metaphysics; it gives the illusion of knowledge without actually giving any knowledge. This is the reason why we reject it. - Rudolf Carnap "Philosophy and Logical Syntax"
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