academia When Philosophers Get Discussed on Late-Night TV February 8, 2010 Jender9 Comments A bit of light relief: And, for you British readers: I think she meant ‘leather trousers’. Share this:ShareFacebookEmailTwitterRedditPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Thanks, this cracked me up. Hooray for Kierkegaard fans. And even if it was hyperbolic and ironic, it made me feel like my field mattered. Which is a nice feeling to wake up to.
Oh, oh, oh… I *love* the fact that you’ve rebroadcasted the fact that Jonathan Dancy purchased leather pants. :D
Now I’m starting to feel guilty, Mr J. And that’s *trousers*.
what does “pants” mean in British English? I feel like I’m missing a joke?
The best way to understand “pants” in British English is to watch this:
Well, maybe not the _best_ way, but an amusing one.
Not that there’s anything wrong with leather pants (though personally I think they’d be pretty sweaty). Just that they are importantly different from leather trousers.
Well, I had never heard of ‘Moral Particularism’ before, but the Standard Encyclopedia of Philosophy has an article on that topic written by Jonathan Dancy himself! Here is the link: Moral Particularism. There is something called the holism of reasons which seems to be the basis of the entire theory. And, I have a feeling the holism is “derived”, at least in part, from Quinean holism as applied to scientific theories.
I enjoyed the clip. Refreshing, indeed!
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