- Bernard White
- London Uk
- United Kingdom
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Can you ever study something too much, to the extent you never do it?
I ask this because of a story I recently heard regarding one of my favourite Philosophers : Bertrand Russell. Bertrand Russell once argued that it could be detrimental to study philosophy due to the fact that you would never come up with any philosophical opinions of your own. This phenomenon can also be seen in the sciences. You can learn a lot about a certain science yet never do any real (original) experiments yourself, or come up with any (meaningful) hypothesises. I hope I have made the question more clear.