Monday, January 14, 2008

Cohen, Patricia. "The Nature of Reasons: Two Philosophers Feud Over a Book Review." NEW YORK TIMES January 12, 2008.

Over the ages, philosophy has offered valuable guidance on profound questions of truth, beauty and existence, yet still unresolved is the conundrum of how to respond to a bad book review. This neglect no doubt has helped contribute to a feud between the prominent philosophers Colin McGinn and Ted Honderich. That, and perhaps a slight to an ex-girlfriend 25 years ago, terror in the Middle East and, oh yes, a fundamental disagreement on the nature of consciousness.
Surely 'lovers of wisdom' would not stoop to this level? More on a philosophical spat here:

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