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On originality

It is also an important consideration for these philosophers to be able to put their name on a ‘system’, that is, to a strictly limited and circumscribed set of theories, which shall belong to them and be exclusively their creation; hence the desire to be original at all costs, even if truth should have to be sacrificed to this ‘originality’: a philosopher’s renown is increased more by inventing a new error than by repeating a truth that has
already been expressed by others.

Guenon the crisis of the modern world p. 56

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