Times change I guess

Jul 2, 2016

Was this the style of academic writing a few decades ago?

... partly from a long-term standing avocational interest in the philosophy of science. Somehow, whatever their pedagogic utility and their abstract plausibility, those notions did not at all fit the enterprise that historical study displayed. Yet they were and are fundamental to many discussions of science, and their failures of verisimilitude therefore seemed thoroughly worth pursuing.

Kuhn, Structure of Scientific Revolutions 

It took me three goes at reading that to understand it.

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