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    Are these sentences incomprehensible? Do they sound sloppy?

    Today, philosophy departments teach as much math and logic as they could, creating an impression that a "mathematically-inept" student has no future in philosophy. But this isn't surprising at all, given that the overwhelming majority of contemporary philosophers sincerely believe that Philosophy and Mathematics are intimately intertwined.
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    Re: Are these sentences incomprehensible? Do they sound sloppy?

    They are comprehensible.
    ... as they can.
    Don't hyphenate compounds with an -ly ending
    Don't capitalize philosophy and mathemati
    Your first sentence suggests that their GOAL in teaching as much math and logic as they can is to create this impression, rather than a simple side effect.
    So what is it that's not surprising? That they teach math and logic, or that they create such an impression.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Are these sentences incomprehensible? Do they sound sloppy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    So what is it that's not surprising? That they teach math and logic, or that they create such an impression.
    It's not surprising that philosophy is highly mathematical, because most philosophers want it to be so. How should I revise the sentence to make it mean like this?

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