Adamson provides a magisterial account of Platonism after Plato—among many other things.
Nozick took on metaphysics in his lesser known later work Philosophical Explanations; was it his excuse to go where no Analytic philosopher had gone before?
The dinner guests assume that their alternate selves are somehow very different from their “actual” selves. But why?
Dig into the PEL archives and you will find a link to aÂ paperÂ by Hubert Dreyfus on Foucault and Heidegger in which he writes that in Foucaultâ€™s early work â€œthe subject is reduced to a function of discourse.â€ Dreyfus is illustrating an important link between these two towering figures – the role of language, which Heidegger called â€œthe house of being.â€Â
Question: What do Ludwig Wittgenstein, this sentence, and shooting your neighbor’s donkey have in common? Well, not much really—unless you listen to In Our Time’s excellent (not PEL-excellent, but pretty close) introduction to Ordinary Language Philosophy.
[Editor’s Note: Thanks to new blogger David Crohn for this glimpse into one aspect of Nietzsche’s relationship with his idol.] In ep. 84 PEL touches briefly on Nietzsche’s criticism of Schopenhauer—or rather, the ways Schopenhauer’s readers have, according to Nietzsche, accepted the weakest aspects of his philosophy first (aphorism 99). Nietzsche was a great admirer of Schopenhauer, however, not least Continue Reading …