After all, it isn't like philosophers to allow standards or accepted truths to stifle such progress; in fact, the history of philosophy shows that stating something precisely and making it widely available is instead an invitation to more intelligent critique. Given the contentious nature of philosophy and its practitioners, therefore, it seems more likely to these authors that codifying philosophy's self-conceptualizations will enhance metaphilosophical critique rather than nullify it.

« Stating something clearly won't stifle criticism, but rather encourage it »

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