Arthur Meier Schlesinger

1917 -

A Quote by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. on future and past

When we talk about the future being like the past, we naturally imply that the future is going to be like the past in accordance with the simplest expression capable of representing the past.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger (1917 -)

Source: Induction and Parsimony, American Philosophical Quarterly, 8, 179-85 (1971), p 181.

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A Quote by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. on government, people, ridicule, and skepticism

A little disrespect is not a bad thing. Skepticism is essential to chasten what Walt Whitman called "the never-ending audacity of elected persons." But, carried too far, ridicule of the people we choose to govern us may undermine self government itself.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger (1917 -)

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