• From: Adriano Palma <Palma@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:14:56 +0000

Indeed it is never understandable by me what speranza talks about, maybe grice, 
even then he says nothing about grice, so it is rather difficult to satisfy any 
of the gricean maxims

From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Robert Paul
Sent: 23 February 2015 22:41
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Donnellaniana

JL writes of various people and various things, among them, 'Sage, Cornell.' 
Cornell's philosophy department is named, the 'Susan Linn Sage School of 
Philosophy.' The Cornell philosophy department is
identical with the Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy. I have no idea what JL 
means by 'Sage, Cornel.'

These three passages from Wikipedia, explain how the Cornell philosophy 
department became the Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy.

'Henry Williams Sage (January 31, 1814 – September 18, 1897) was a wealthy New 
York State<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State> businessman, 
philanthropist, and early benefactor and trustee of Cornell 
'In 1870 Sage was elected to the Board of 
Trustees<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees> of Cornell University, 
and elected president of the Board
in 1875.
'He endowed the Susan Linn Sage School of 
 in the College of Arts and 
 named after his wife.'

Keith Donnellan was a graduate student at Cornell, and later taught there; 
there's no reason to believe that he pronounced his name 'D'nell-n, because it 
(somehow) pleased Max Black. (Black: 'Now, repeat after me...')
Black was born in Baku, in what became 
Azerbaijan<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan>; he grew up in London. 
Surely, a man with such a linguistic inheritance should not be an arbiter of 
the pronunciation of Irish surnames.

—Robert Paul

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