The Uses and Abuses of Philosophical Biographies

Tim Madigan on the Lives of the Great Saints (not!).

O.K. Bouwsma on Wittgenstein’s objections to The Library of Living Philosophers: “Perfectly silly! He had never read any of these – had opened the Moore volume – read about Moore’s boyhood – very nice, but the shoemaker also had a boyhood, very nice. Dewey – was he still living? Ought not to be.” Wittgenstein: Conversations 1949-51.

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