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Thursday, January 19, 2017

MORNING WALK

This was a Frege morning:  a bright half moon, and right next to it, the Morning Star.  As a boy, I called this a Quine morning, but I have since learned better.

9 comments:

Tom Cathcart said...

As a boy?? How old a boy calls such a morning a Quine morning?

TheDudeDiogenes said...

As a boy you called it a Quine morning and now a Frege one? Interesting, considering Frege was prior to Quine!

Robert Paul Wolff said...

When I was a sixteen year old first semester Freshman, I studied logic at Harvard with Quine. He introduced us to the example of the Morning Star and the Evening Star and I mistakenly thought it was his example. Only later did I learn that he had taken it from Frege.

Ed Barreras said...

And what if they discovered Frege's long-lost birth certificate, showing his surname was actually Quine?

Ed Barreras said...

*was actually "Quine"?

Robert Paul Wolff said...

It would depend on whether they found it in the morning or the evening.

Martin Somarriba said...

Venus is Venus

Jim Westrich said...

This is a police log entry for Amherst last Friday (police with Fregian sense?):
5:45 p.m. – A woman reported seeing a strange light in the sky over Belchertown Road that she said was brighter than a star but dimmer than the moon. Police determined the light was coming from a star.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

This says a very great deal about how peaceful Amherst is, if this makes its way into the Police log! I love it.