While I was agitating myself about what I should blog about today, I happened in Brian Leiter's blog on a link to "The Harshest Philosopher-on-Philosopher Insults in History". In these terrible times, each of us deserves a few moments of what the Mikado called innocent merriment. I shan't ruin the fun by quoting Harshest Insult Number 1 [in the usual fashion, the thirty insults are listed in reverse order of harshness.] But here is:
12. Karl Popper on Ludwig Wittgenstein“Not to threaten visiting lecturers with pokers.” (On being challenged by a poker-wielding Wittgenstein to produce an example of a moral rule; the discussion degenerated quickly from there.)
I will tell you right now that my favorite, as indeed it should be, is Number 1.