The Fiction of Philosophy: Making Complex Ideas Palatable

June 05, 1998 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

When I was in graduate school at Yale, the philosopher Jonathan Lear ran a wildly popular seminar on Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, which the professor habitually began by quoting from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. "Piglet and...

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