Quotation by Saul Kripke

Logical investigations can obviously be a useful tool for philosophy. They must, however, be informed by a sensitivity to the philosophical significance of the formalism and by a generous admixture of common sense, as well as a thorough understanding both of the basic concepts and of the technical details of the formal material used. It should not be supposed that the formalism can grind out philosophical results in a manner beyond the capacity of ordinary philosophical reasoning. There is no mathematical substitute for philosophy.
Saul Kripke (b. 1941), U.S. analytic philosopher. "Is There a Problem About Substitutional Quantification?" p 416, Truth and Meaning, eds. G. Evans and J. McDowell (1976).

On the limits of formalizing in philosophy.
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