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Quotation by Willard Van Orman Quine
Analyze theory-building how we will, we all must start in the middle. Our conceptual firsts are middle-sized, middle-distanced objects, and our introduction to them and to everything comes midway in the cultural evolution of the race.
Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908), U.S. philosopher, logician. Word and Object, section 1, MIT Press (1960).
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