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Intellectual hospitality, however, is no license for muddleheadedness. It calls for clear and thoughtful articulation of governing standards, both as a courtesy to others and to determine one's faithfulness to these standards -- even as it prompts regular reconsideration of their adequacy.
However, while Ockham's razor is desirable, it is not a license for muddleheadedness. The proposed organism/ecosystem is not a matter of epistemology as claimed by Salthe (1993, p.
Instead, he exposes the muddleheadedness of cultural criticism that has no base other than generalized animus against money and those who want to make some.
Democracy is thus defined - and condemned - as "merging," as "cowardice or muddleheadedness" (qtd.