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lxiv There is no reason why philosophers should not be also men of letters. But to
write well does not come by instinct; it is an art that demands arduous study. The
philosopher does not speak only to other philosophers and to undergraduates ...
William Somerset Maugham. trained sensibility that enables you without error to
ascribe a year to twenty different clarets. For philosophy is not a subject that has
to do only with philosophers and mathematicians. It is one that concerns us all.
But at this point a certain hesitation has betrayed itself. Common experience,
especially the common experience of philosophers, shows that a great many
men are no great shakes. Immortality is too stupendous a notion to be enter"
tained in ...
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