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John McDowell

Postby anon » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:59 pm

Anyone here heard of John McDowell?

If so, do you know if any of his papers are feely available online to read? I haven't found any after a brief look, other than a very short extract.
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Re: John McDowell

Postby Innovice » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:25 am

no i haven't heard of him, and no i didn't know of his online papers
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Re: John McDowell

Postby Only_Humean » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:20 am

anon wrote:Anyone here heard of John McDowell?

If so, do you know if any of his papers are feely available online to read? I haven't found any after a brief look, other than a very short extract.


Not heard of him, but he looks very interesting.
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Re: John McDowell

Postby Phoebus » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:42 pm

I'm currently reading his book 'Mind. Vale and Reality', well less a book, more a collection of papers. Can't offer too much comment as its only really the third time I've come across him, but he has an excellent, lucid writing style and is def worth engaging with if you can find something online / in your local library.
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Re: John McDowell

Postby anon » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:37 pm

Thanks everyone.
"Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries, and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries." - Blaise Pascal

"The bombs we plant in each other are ticking away." - Edward Yang

"To a fly that likes the smell of putrid / Meat the fragrance of sandalwood is foul. / Beings who discard Nirvana / Covet coarse Samsara's realm." - Saraha
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