Granted, I have never seen them in a philosophy journal, either, but there the explanation is quite different. Remember, after all, the joke about the Dean talking to the experimental physicist: "Why can't you guys do things more cheaply? Why do you need so much equipment? Why can't you be like the mathematicians who only need pencils, paper and wastepaper baskets? Or better yet, like the philosophers who only need pencils and paper?"
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