When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. -- Frédéric Bastiat
Not sure if you are interested in the history of analytic philosophy, but I am doing a series of posts on this at the moment based on Stephen P. Schwartz’s A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: from Russell to Rawls (2012) as a kind of prolegomena to methodology in economics. I really would welcome comments or even severe criticisms to sharpen my knowledge of this subject:http://socialdemocracy21stcentury.blogspot.com/2013/08/quine-and-analyticsynthetic-distinction.htmlhttp://socialdemocracy21stcentury.blogspot.com/2013/08/schwartzs-brief-history-of-analytic_23.htmlhttp://socialdemocracy21stcentury.blogspot.com/2013/08/schwartzs-brief-history-of-analytic.htmlcheers
I've been reading the series; I follow your blog fairly thoroughly. So far, you seem to know what you're talking about (at least as well as I do, and you (I think it was you) had some novel things to say about Quine), but, to be honest, I'm not yet convinced the topic is actually important. I kind of burned out on analytic philosophy as a collection of pseudoproblems.
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