Tuesday, January 02, 2007

On the shoulders of giants or in their shadows?

Continuing a series of practically content-free posts, here's a great quote from Dummett's preface to his Logical Basis of Metaphysics, which finally showed up at Pitt's library.

"We all stand, or should stand, in the shadow of Wittgenstein, in the same way that much earlier generations once stood in the shadow of Kant; and one of my complaints about many contemporary American philosophers is that they appear never to have read Wittgenstein."

[Update: Follow ups here and here.]

1 comment:

Aidan said...

Maybe Dummett's just trying to avoid suggesting that any of them had seen far...