NYT article on Kripke

I don’t much care for the writing, but some of the anecdotes are entertaining…
Philosopher, 65, Lectures Not About 'What Am I?' but 'What Is I?'


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe they misspelled "Kripkenstein".

31 January, 2006 09:39  
Blogger ginsbu said...

It is the Times -- does that make it better?

31 January, 2006 12:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man looks sharp in the jacket. The article, on the other hand, is written in the style of the overeager freshman philosophy student. Most pretentious writing ranking:

1. "...existentially speaking..."
2. "...that indeterminate, hard-to-define condition of well-being and fulfillment that Kant ventured to call happiness."
3. "...mere shadows flickering on the wall of our collective cave..."
4. "...he just wings it, talks off the top of his head, the way Socrates used to, come to think of it..."
5. "Wittgenstein was...hawklike..."
6. "...like Parker's more experimental music, much of it soared right over the head of anyone who had not heard this kind of stuff before..."

C'mon, Chip, we know you went to college, you don't have to go all existential Kantian jazz solo on us.

10 February, 2006 12:48  

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