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    Please help me clarify this aporetic sentence:
    "If every difference in point of fact is equally a matter of indifference in point of morals, it is never posible to show why I should not take any difference I chooze as making in point of moralls all the difference."(philosophical context, about John Locke and essentialism)
    Would you please analyse it?

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    no help?

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    "If every difference in point of fact is equally a matter of indifference in point of morals, it is never posible to show why I should not take any difference I chooze as making in point of morals all the difference."


    In point of fact, if every difference is equally a matter of indifference in relation to morals, it is never possible to show why I should not take any difference I choose as making all the difference in relation to morals

    Don't know if this makes any better logical sense, but I think it is what Locke is saying.

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    "in point of fact" is an idiomatic expression but the writer replace the "morals" with "fact" and defamilirize this cliche.should we take this idiom word by word or overally?

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    no help?

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