That of

Erq

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Hello,

William James wirtes that "the ideal of every science is that of a closed and completed system of truth."
Now, can I substitute "the ideal of" for "that of" in the bold sentence and paraphrase it as "the ideal of every science is the ideal of a closed and completed system of truth."?

Source: Strangers to Ourselves: Stories of Unsettled Minds by Rachel Aviv
Thanks
 
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