Philosophers encroaching on the province of grammarians  

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"Nothing is more usual than for philosophers to encroach on the province of grammarians, and to engage in disputes of words, while they imagine they are handling controversies of the deepest importance and concern" is a popular dictum of David Hume, from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.

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"Niets komt vaker voor dan filosofen die zich op het terrein van grammatici wagen en zich daar te buiten gaan aan woordgeschillen, in de overtuiging dat ze zich buigen over tegenstrijdigheden van de diepste betekenis." - David Hume





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