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Common sense has attained in our century a improvement incomparably more than in any earlier age of its lengthy historical past, and this has ended in such an enrichment and proliferation of its elements, that the matter of a few type of unified recom­ prehension of this self-discipline turns out these days unavoidable. This splitting into a number of subdomains is the traditional end result of the truth that common sense has meant to undertake in our century the prestige of a technology. This constantly signifies that the overall optics, lower than which a undeniable set of difficulties was con­ sidered, breaks right into a lot of specialised sectors of inquiry, each one of them being characterised by means of the advent of particular viewpoints and of technical instruments of its personal. the 1st effect, that regularly accompanies the construction of 1 of such really good branches in a self-discipline, is that one has succeeded in separating the 'scientific center' of it, through limiting the by some means obscure and redundant generality of its unique 'philosophical' configuration. yet, after some time, it seems that many of the discarded elements are certainly very important and a brand new really good area of research is created to discover them. via follOwing this technique, one ultimately unearths himself faced with the sort of number of self sustaining fields of study, that one wonders no matter if the very fact of labelling them below a standard denomination be not anything however the contingent impact of a natural historic culture.

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