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The sense of liberation which comes with the advent of philosophy derives not only from its manifold theoretical and practical merits but also from the release it confers from the narrow particularism of attitude which besets most men. One is no longer a religionist only, a mystic only, an ascetic only, a metaphysician only but, within reasonable limits, all these and more. There is a wholeness of outlook, a wholesomeness of feeling which is even greater than their mere sum.

-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 1: Toward Defining Philosophy > # 262

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