comma before and after 'hence' [adverb]: interest in... and, hence,

Sextus

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Spanish
In the following example:

"In recent years, there has been renewed interest in epistemology and, hence, in the question of whether knowledge is possible."

Are the commas before and after "hence" well placed? Or should I rather say "...in epistemology, and hence in..."?

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  • I prefer your second version, Sextus. Given that your sentence doesn't introduce a new clause after the coordinating conjunction "and", I think you could also skip the comma after "and":

    "In recent years, there has been renewed interest in epistemology and hence in the question of whether knowledge is possible."




     
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