Coming Soon:

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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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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Thursday, February 14, 2013

SIC TRANSIT

I have just learned that Ronald Dworkin died in England today, or yesterday, of leukemia.  Ronnie and I were at Harvard together.  I think we graduated in the same year, but I may be wrong about that.  Since we were both studying philosophy, we got to know one another.  I liked Ronnie a good deal, even though he was manifestly a classier guy than I was.  He had a quizzical and puckish sense of humor, besides being, needless to say, super bright.  That was a pretty good little group of philosophy students, including among others my friend and later apartment mate and colleague Charles Parsons.

Ronnie was eighty-one when he died.  Back in those days, that would have seemed unimaginably ancient.  Now, alas, it seems all too young.

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