Quotation by Nelson Goodman

If we are ready to tolerate everything as understood, there is nothing left to explain; while if we sourly refuse to take anything, even tentatively, as clear, no explanation can be given. What intrigues us as a problem, and what will satisfy us as a solution, will depend upon the line we draw between what is already clear and what needs to be clarified.
Nelson Goodman (b. 1906), U.S. philosopher, art dealer. Fact, Fiction & Forecast, ch. 2, p. 37 (1955).

No doubt one root of the author's "radical relativism."
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