Quotation by Rudolf Carnap

Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms.
Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970), Austrian U.S. philosopher of science, logical positivist. repr. in The Philosophy of Science, pp. 85-97, eds. R. Boyd, Gasper and Trout (1950). Original journal article in Revue International de Philosophie 11, "Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology," (1950).

The author's famous plea for tolerance to which W.V. Quine took exception.
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