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From The Analysis of Mind by Bertrand Russell:

The traditional conception of cause and effect is one which modern science shows to be fundamentally erroneous, and requiring to be replaced by a quite different notion, that of LAWS OF CHANGE.

I don't understand why requiring was used. I think it is incorrect, and required or requiring without the preceding and is grammatically correct. If I am wrong, please, enlighten me.

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Yes I agree, the sentence is grammatically incorrect and the article is not needed as follows:

The traditional conception of cause and effect is one which modern science shows to be fundamentally erroneous, requiring/required to be replaced by a quite different notion, that of LAWS OF CHANGE.

  • Thank you very much. But in case of "required", isn't the coordinator "and" needed? – NAM Nov 28 '18 at 22:46
  • Sorry, "and" is not needed. I was a little bit confused. – NAM Nov 30 '18 at 3:30

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