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Common sense is the best distributed commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Rene Descartes Discourse on Method
Sorry. I don't think so. First no one had common sense until a good Scot presbyterian philosopher wrote about it. And I think the jury is still way out on whether or not Hume got it right then or we have it right now. So a) I don't have common sense and b) I doubt you do either and c) I doubt it actually exists. But then you all knew I was a doubter and a skeptic except where and when I am entirely too gullible.

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kengr
Jul. 9th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
Presuming the existence of that which is assigning the symbol "common sense", it existed long before the label was invented.
philoserf
Jul. 10th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
As always you are correct sir. But I'll give Thomas Paine some credit.
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