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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

For Philosophers, Dead Is the New 90

Carlin Romano in The Chronicle Review, February 13, 2009, recalls his days as a graduate student at Yale arranging for guest speakers.
...I learned that no matter how old a philosopher might be, if still alive — make that, no matter how many years over 100 — one shouldn't presume the good fellow gone.

Michael Levy learned that same lesson when his letter to the editor published in The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 1999, included "[Mortimer] Adler turns in his grave, I am sure...".

--Terrence Berres

(via Arts & Letters Daily)

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