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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: September 2019

6 - The Mary-Go-Round


As it is easier for a theorist to struggle with the most stubborn discrepancy than to abandon a favourite system, he has recourse to circumstances, which, though they leave precisely the same difficulty as before, are at least more complicated, and therefore better fitted to hide an inconsistency from the author himself, as well as from those whom he addresses.