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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.
Rules for History of Philosophy

❝Things are always more complicated than you think.❞

Things are always more complicated than you think.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Beware of jargon.❞

Beware of jargon.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Don't essentialize.❞

Don't essentialize.
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❝Focus on the primary text…❞

Focus on the primary text, not secondary literature.
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❝Respect texts about texts.❞

Respect texts about texts.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Be broadminded about what counts as “philosophy.”❞

Be broadminded about what counts as “philosophy”.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Take religion seriously.❞

Take religion seriously.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Take metaphors seriously.❞

Take metaphors seriously.
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❝Think about the audience.❞

Think about the audience.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Think critically.❞

Think critically.
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❝Silence is not louder than words.❞

Silence is not louder than words.
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❝Learn the terminology.❞

Learn the terminology.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Read the whole text.❞

Read the whole text.
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❝Ask yourself why they care.❞

Ask yourself why they care.
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❝Learn some dates.❞

Learn some dates.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Take "minor" figures seriously.❞

Take "minor" figures seriously.
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❝Respect the context.❞

Respect the context.
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❝ Suspect the text .❞

Suspect the text.
— Peter Adamson
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❝Respect the text.❞

Respect the text.
— Peter Adamson
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Independently

It's possible for the same idea to appear independently more than once.
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