Rudyard Kipling and John Stuart Mill on #epistemology (what can be known, and how)

[W]hat should they know of England who only England know? – Rudyard Kipling, The English Flag, 1891

He who only knows his own side of the case, knows little of that… He must be able to hear [opposing arguments] from persons who actually believe them; from persons who defend them in earnest, and do their very utmost for them. – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859, quoted by David Bromwich, New York Review of Books, 13 August 2015

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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