Friday, October 15, 2010

Leiter concedes, redoes poll

Brian Leiter has graciously accepted the arguments ( that his original poll on the most significant philosopher of science was marred by oversight:

I am very pleased that Duhem, Michael Polanyi, Moritz Schlick, David Lewis, Frank Ramsey, and David Hull are now all included (but no Weber, Russell, and Weyl, alas!!!). I suspect only Lewis will make a big dent on the list, but I think it is important to avoid encouraging the already existingbias toward the recent past in such polls, which do help shape the discipline's self-perception

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