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Single Idea 1890

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 3. Pragmatism]

Full Idea

It is the experience of what is useful in each affair that brings about the distinguishing of ambiguities.

Gist of Idea

We distinguish ambiguities by seeing what is useful


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], II.258)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.184