Many scholars want to believe that their research output is becoming better and better over the years. But they often worry that this may not be the case. I myself have no such worries since I can rigorously prove that the sequence of my books shows clear and measurable progress over time. My irrefutable evidence … More Progress in philosophy?
Colin McGinn, Thomas Pogge, or John Searle perhaps? No way! It is actually Elizabeth Anscombe. My proof will proceed in two steps. First, I will establish the “dirty” part. And second, I will demonstrate the “old man” part. Lemma (1): “Dirty” A reliable source tells us: Once when the Manchester Guardian did a series on … More Who is the dirty old man of analytic philosophy?
My book When Reason Goes on Holiday: Philosophers in Politics (Encounter Books, 2016) will appear in November.