Excerpt from The Concept Action in History and in the Natural Sciences
The title of this essay suggests a certain antithesis between history and the natural sciences. This antithesis, which is maintained in Germany and France much more commonly than here or in England, I inte... nd to set out along lines that seem to me somewhat more clear, at least to English-speaking people, than those adhered to by Ger man logicians. The gain results, in my Opinion, largely from our possession, in the common word and concept action, of an instrument of speech and logic to which no German term, in its common use, is equal for this partie ular purpose.
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