Posted by: captainfalcon | January 6, 2011


This is why RPW’s blog is the best on the Internet. In the comments to an entertaining start to debunking the shibboleth that a rising educational tide lifts all boats is a superb history of the early development of formal modal logic by a graduate student in philosophy. Wolff – always game for a digression, and who happened to have been a present, alert observer of the scene during the historical period under discussion – peppers the narrative with stories of the time. Plus there are pinches of snark and academic territorialism.

It is really excellent stuff.


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