Saturday, January 04, 2003

How to be a philosopher

"Begin by making a spurious distinction. Befuddle the reader with your analytic wizardry. The reader will enter a logical trance, from which she will be unable to recall the initial spurious distinction and will feel strangely compelled to accept your conclusions." Techniques 7 and 10 aren't all that bad either. :-)

http://www.philosophersnet.com/article.php?id=540
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