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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Which ones are the chimps

Scott Carson, in a rare post, offers an example of human nature that applies in many more cases than the intra-philosophical squabbling that is the subject of the paragraph from which it is drawn:
Just as chimps and humans differ only very slightly in their genetic makeup, so, too, analytic and Continental philosophers have more in common than some of them may like to admit. (Some of them don't mind admitting it, just so long as we are straight about which ones are the chimps.)