Two philosophers, Husserl and Sellars, and the vision the hopes they both shared for a nonreductive unification of science and society.
Siobhan Phillips’ work of philosophical poetry criticism discusses the structure of time and everyday repetition in four 20th century American poets: Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill.
This is an extension of earlier thoughts on Wittgenstein, and particularly about how philosophers think of meaning and to what extent culture gets involved in it. I want to contrast Stanley Cavell, for whom culture […]
Ernst Cassirer was rather evidently a genius, and Michael Friedman’s summary of his magnum opus The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms makes me want to go through his work comprehensively, as soon as I have a […]
From Leiter’s blog, Michael Rosen (who wrote the excellent On Voluntary Servitude, a book I would write about if it weren’t so dense that it’d require a huge amount of time to treat it) talks […]
Unrealized. Winter–Spring 1892 Plan for a scientiﬁc dictionary, to be called Summa Scientiæ; or,Summary of Human Knowledge. To be contained in one volume of 1500 pages of 1000 words per page. The articles, though elementary, to […]
His comprehension of men to the very core was most wonderful. Who, for example, could be of a nature so different from his as I? He so concrete, so living; I a mere table of […]