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Unformatted text preview: Issue &#2; Can the greatness of individuals be determined by people living after merely? The author claims so. Nevertheless although this claim is not entirely without support, in my point of view this statement goes too extreme (&#2; should not be overrated). I concede that there are a number of people whose excellence and talents were not appreciated until after their death, even after several centuries. But as a matter of fact, most great works and achievements, in the realm raging from art to science, from politics to business, are fairly recognized by their contemporary people. &#136; * Outside knowledge is sometimes essential for a discipline if it is to develop and become prosperous &#136; * response&#2; . However, to claim it as an essential factor for significant progress &#136; * in any field is too arbitrary to be believable. The interchange of knowledge and experience between different spheres is, I believe, always beneficial, yet still far from definitive....
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- Spring '04