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The Shrink and The Sage

Is there sense in common sense?

The war between common sense and good sense is a phoney one, in philosophy, science and in life. No one believes that common sense is a sufficient guide to truth but likewise no one can even start the journey there without accepting some basic assumptions about logic, language and the world that are shared with passengers on the Clapham omnibus.

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