Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sage words from Morris Cohen

…in a 1919 edition of The New Republic (thanks to a lead on Leiter’s blog). Cohen was writing, under the pseudonym “Philonous”, in response to someone who had said that those not in ardent support of post-war efforts to rebuild … Continue reading

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Philosophy’s job

Philosophy’s job is to take you from what merely seems puzzling into what really is puzzling.

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My own neo-kantianism

To start, let me rehearse Kant’s basic move in explaining our knowledge of the world. Most of us will accept that there are some things we can learn only through experience (like how many donkeys are now in my yard) … Continue reading

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