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The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for "Robert Paul Wolff Kant." There they will be.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

THE PERILS OF OLD AGE

Andrew Lugg writes to point out that although in my story about meeting Marcuse, I attribute to Quine the example "the present king of France is bald," it is in fact Russell's example. He is quite right. Quine discusses the problem [in Two Dogmas ...], but in fact seems not to use Russell's example there. It just goes to show you what falls out of the mind after half a century. Sigh. Thank you, Andrew.

1 comment:

Brock said...

If I'm not mistaken, Quine's discussion of the problem is in "On What There Is", not "Two Dogmas".