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For some reason I couldn’t add this as a comment to Eric’s blog, but it’s equally appropriate here at the Campvs. It’s a quote about the late Australian philosopher David Stove, by Roger Kimball at the New Criterion:
With a combination of dazzling philosophical acumen and scarifying wit, Stove does for irrationalism in Karl Popper’s philosophy of science (and that of such illustrious heirs as Thomas Kuhn and Paul Feyerabend) what the Romans did for Carthage in the Third Punic War: he assaults and destroys it utterly.
That’ll pique your curiosity.
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I hope our loyal fans appreciate the new look of the blog. It took me like 15 minutes of hard work.
(And be sure to check the link up there on the post title if you didn’t get the brilliant joke therein contained.)
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Father Homer, thee,
Thee also I forgive thy sandy wastes
Of prose and catalogue, thy drear harangues
That tease the patience of the centuries,
Thy sleazy scrap of story,–but a rogue’s
Rape of a light-o’-love,–too soiled a patch
To broider with the gods.
Thou dear and very strong one, I forgive
Thy year-worn cloak, thine iron stringencies
That were but dandy upside-down, they words
Of truth that, mildlier spoke had mainlier wrought.
–Sidney Lanier, from ‘The Crystal’