Tuesday, October 14, 2014

why study the ‘history of philosophy’?

Some contemporary philosophers ask, as if there is some forthcoming article or book which doesn’t fall under the extension of that term. 
“But,” some of them may protest, “we’re closer to the truth than, say, Plato, or Aristotle, or Spinoza, or Hegel, or Quine.”
Ha.  Only an academic philosopher could be so unreflective.  


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