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On Pathological Rationalism and Other Epistemological Issues in the Indo-European Controversy

By Martin W. Lewis | September 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Epistemological issues lie near the core of the Indo-European controversy. How we acquire knowledge of the world is, in turn, one of the abiding issues of philosophy. At the risk of gross simplification, most claims to knowledge are based either on reason and evidence or on deference to accepted authorities. The latter foundation is generally religious (“it must be true …

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