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Thursday, August 25, 2011

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Today, Susie and I celebrate our twenty-fourth wedding anniversary. As readers of my Autobiography may recall, I fell in love with Susie sixty-three years ago, at the age if fourteen, but it took me a while to persuade her to marry me. It has been an extraordinarily eventful and happy twenty-four years, clouded only by the onset of Susie's MS, the progress of which seems to be very slow indeed. Bracketed as we are by an earthquake [which I did not actually feel] and a hurricane [which is due to hit the coast of North Carolina Saturday night], we shall stay close to home and celebrate in a decorous fashion befitting our age.

I had thought to launch a tutorial on the philosophy of David Hume, but after taking another look at my essay, "Hume's Theory of Mental Activity," which I published in 1960 and which now sits on box.net, I have had second thoughts. That essay says pretty much what I want to say about the Treatise, which in any tutorial would have to take pride of place. Perhaps in the dog days of August, I would be better advised simply to snark a bit at Republicans and count my blessings.

10 comments:

Andrew Lionel Blais said...

Are you not interested in pursuing a piece on Kripke and the epistemological turn? Well, if not that, how about your thoughts on the Frankfurt school? You might write about Berger and Luckmann and their views of reification?

Andrew Lionel Blais said...

Oh, yes, congratulations on twenty four years with Susie! That goes back before Van who is a mere twenty one years. Do you remember showing him the "secret room" in the Amherst house? He was very thrilled and impressed.

Michael said...

Congratulations!

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Andrew, let me thing about those ideas. My God, Van is that old? How can that be? I loved that secret room. It would have been a great place to live when my boys were young.

imcdpe said...

Congratulations, Prof Wolff. Enjoy the day (and banish all thought of Rick Perry from the mind).

Chris said...

Frankfurt school would be amazing, but that may require Hegel as a primer!

Congrats on the anniversary.

ajrosa said...

I will drink a nice glass wine in honor of such a wonderful occasion for two beautiful people. Cheers Bob and Sussie!!

ajrosa said...

Opps!! Susie

Robert Paul Wolff said...

A little too much wine, Andrew?

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