“All the world over and at all times there have been practical men, absorbed in ‘irreducible and…”

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“All the world over and at all times there have been practical men, absorbed in ‘irreducible and stubborn facts’; all the world over and at all times there have been men of philosophic temperament, who have been absorbed in the weaving of general principles. It is this union of passionate interest in the detailed facts with equal devotion to abstract generalization which forms the novelty of our present society.”

Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World

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