quinta-feira, dezembro 27, 2007

Ali v Frazier

«(. . .) the feud is escalating into philosophy's equivalent of a prize fight between two former colleagues who are both among the showiest brawlers in the philosophy dojo. In one corner is McGinn, 57, West Hartlepool-born professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, and the self-styled hard man of philosophy book reviewing. In the other corner is Honderich, 74, Ontario-born Grote Professor Emeritus of the philosophy of mind and logic at University College London, and a man once described by fellow philosopher Roger Scruton as the "thinking man's unthinking man". They are using all the modern weapons at their disposal - blogs, emails, demands for compensation from the academic journal that published the original review, an online counter-review, and an online counter-counter-review.
The heart of their dispute, though, may not be over intellectual matters at all, but about something one of them said more than a quarter of a century ago about the other's ex-girlfriend (of which more later).»

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