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    Every discipline develops standards of professional competence to which its workers are subject... Every scientific community is a society in the small, so to speak, with its own agencies of social control.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    A problem is something you can do something about. If you can't do something about it, then it's not a problem, it's a predicament. That means it's something that must be coped with, endured.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    tags: problem 
     
    Experience is of particulars only.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    tags: experience 
     
    We are caught up in a paradox, one which might be called the paradox of conceptualization. The proper concepts are needed to formulate a good theory, but we need a good theory to arrive at the proper concepts.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    We are forever asking Nature whether it has stopped beating its wife.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    tags: nature  forever  wife 
     
    The price of training is always a certain trained incapacity: the more we know how to do something, the harder it is to learn to do it differently.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    tags: learn 
     
    There is nothing more inspiring than having a mind unfold before you. Let people teach who have a calling. It is never just a job.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    tags: people  job  mind  inspiring 
     
    Mathematics is not yet capable of coping with the naïveté of the mathematician himself.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    tags: mathematics 
     
    A philosophy which speaks, even indirectly, only to philosophers is no philosophy at all; and I think the same is true if it speaks only to scientists, or only to jurists, or priests, or any other special class.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    Give a small boy a hammer and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.
    — Abraham Kaplan
    tags: boys 
     
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