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The Persistence of Certain Kinds Of Dilemmas
November 28, 2008, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Culture, Epistemology, Ethics

Too many cooks ruin the stew.


Many hands make light work.



It takes one to know one.


It takes an outsider, someone out on the margins looking in, to know a group as they truly are.



Each of these pairs of principles is true, but at different times and in different senses.  Wisdom is a kind personal judgement concerning which of these principles applies to the case at hand.  


No one option will always be right in all cases.  And our choice will always be risky.


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