Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sir Peter Strawson - Comment - Times Online

Sir Peter Strawson - Comment - Times Online: "However, his next book, Individuals (1959), a study of substance concepts, is one of the masterpieces of analytic philosophy. Building on insights from Aristotle, Strawson was able to discern, behind the surface variegation of natural languages, certain comparatively (and explicably) firm and permanent features of our natural “conceptual scheme”. He was then able to describe what he had discerned in prose whose rhythms respond perfectly to the camber of his argument, and whose balanced periods attain a Mozartian grace."


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