On Saturday, November 10, 2001 9:46 PM Michael M. Butler firstname.lastname@example.org
> I have finally had a chance to look at Bartley's _Retreat to Commitment_,
> and I find I must say that pancritical rationalism is not much in evidence
> in the public today. 39 years it's been sitting there.
> Bartley probably overrated intellectual honesty.
> The first thing most people retreat to is always commitment, it seems.
> I don't exclude this list. I admit to having done my share of it.
> "The primary purpose of thinking is to abolish thinking."--E. de Bono in a
> Sometimes one _must_ retreat to commitment. But I want it to be my last
> as much of the time as is practicable.
I was impressed by Bartley's book when I read it about a decade ago. (I
still ahve yet to read his book on Wittgentstein, but I did read and like
his, I believe, final book, _Unfathomed Knowledge, Unmeasured Wealth_.)
On the subject of the book, see my very brief "Comments on Pancritical
Rationalism" at http://uweb.superlink.net/neptune/PCR.html , though it's not
an attempt to utterly refute the whole book...
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