Re: The Triumph of Reason over Sophistry (was Re: capitalist religion)

From: Mark Walker (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 21:29:25 MDT

From: Russell Blackford <>

> J.R. told us why he thinks philosophy is useless.
> In answer, I say: (1) this is a narrow view of philosophy (there is no
> dividing line between philosophy and science); >

But, but, but....Plato, Kant, Hegel, the early Wittgenstein, etc., say
there is a sharp distinction.

But, but, but.. Dewey, Quine, Chomsky, Fodor, Dennett, etc., say there is

But, but, but...Collingwood, Kuhn, MacIntyre, Foucault, etc., say there is
no sharp dividing line between history and philosophy.

But, but, but....Nietzsche, Rorty, etc., say there is no sharp dividing line
between literature and philosophy.
But, but, but.....etc., etc., etc.,

Surely some people have no use for complex questions.
(Not a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology)

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