December 26, 2008

Revere on Dummett on Frege

Revere (be it one person or more than one, hardly matters) is always worth reading, and is pretty sure to please either because (1) my own sentiments are more clearly expressed than I could manage myself, and/or (2) some new vista of the world's complexities is opened and eloquently articulated, and/or (3) something is brought to my attention that I'd otherwise never have given house room. And just because "Public Health" is such a broad and vital canvas... Anyhow, today's On being inspired by the preface of a philosophy book quotes at some length from Michael Dummett's Preface to his Frege: The Philosophy of Language (1973/1981) --a book I'd never have picked up, let alone read the Preface to. Revere's posting sucked me right in, and occasioned a cascade of thoughts, memories, mental asides, and personal resolutions for the future (among them: always read the Preface...). Can't ask much more of a blog posting, can you?

Posted by oook at December 26, 2008 09:46 AM