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156. (Hannah Ginsborg)

My limited experience reading contemporary philosophers has convinced me that Wittgenstein, Kant, and Aristotle need to be read alongside one another, and that a tangle or confusion in one of the three is often worked out by the strength of a concept or line of argument in another; that view has itself been shaped and strengthened by the concurrent realization that the contemporary interlocutors and explicators of the three ought to be read alongside one another: John McDowell next to Sebastian Rödl next to Philippa Foot. 5,167 more words

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151. (William Empson)

Curiously, coming as late in the book as it does, the chapter on Bentley and Milton in Some Versions of Pastoral cuts through the muddle and makes the central aim of the book clear as none of the other chapters quite do. 1,231 more words

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On Criticism

Criticizing is easy – it’s coming up with a solution that is the hard task. Especially because any solution one comes up with will inevitably be subjected to criticism – and of course, those who criticize a solution seem to rarely offer another solid or logical solution in its place. 60 more words

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On Criticism

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”  . . .  Zig Ziglar

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118. (Geoffrey Hill)

Geoffrey Hill died last week, on June 30, at age 84. Nobody doubts that he wrote some of the greatest English poetry of the twentieth century; but the critical consensus on Hill’s poetry falls out of harmony when confronted with the collections that coincided with its close. 2,599 more words

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