Saturday, April 6, 2013

Two more books

I just received two books, one of which I've been wanting for years. That would be Physicalism, or Something Near Enough by Jaegwon Kim, one of the most important living philosophers. On that note, the last time I checked the Wikipedia article on Kim it was pathetic; just a few sentences. Now, however, it is much more extensive and goes over a lot of his philosophy -- I particularly enjoyed seeing that he says he learned from Carl Hempel "a certain style of philosophy, one that emphasizes clarity, responsible argument, and aversion to studied obscurities and feigned profundities."

The other book is Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos. I'm sure I'll have more to say on it soon.

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