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A Luxury of the UnderstandingOn the Value of True Belief$

Allan Hazlett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199674800

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674800.001.0001

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A Luxury of the Understanding
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I wasn’t sure whether to go back to that, whether, if I insisted, he’d end up telling me what had happened or what he’d found out, I knew he would tell me something, however partial or erroneous, but it’s easy to want to know nothing when you still don’t know, once you do, you’ve no choice, he was right, it’s better to know about things, but only once you do know them (and I still didn’t).

—Javier Marias,A Heart So White