Re: [quickphilosophy] thanks

  • From: wittrsl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:31:15 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Craig:
Yeah, unfortunately, you're right that these exchanges fly right out the window 
and through the night at times. There are some pretty heavy thinkers on the 
list, like Walt, Neil, and Martin. You might not be reading this, but maybe 
someone else is: Ask a basic point of clarification from time to time. Maybe 
someone who isn't actively pursuing the latest, high-flown debate will come 
back with an explanation of what's going on. Or maybe one of the high-flyers 
will take a respite and deign to answer you themselves!
In any case, there are some distance learning philosophy courses that are 
excellent. One is offered by the University of London:
There is a Diploma, which is a basic, approximately 2-year program. And the 
other is a BA degree that takes about five years. It's rather remote and 
lonely, and there's no interaction with the professors, but there's very 
detailed guidance through suggested readings, sample questions, past exams, and 
the examiners' exam reports.
Thanks & best of luck!

--- On Tue, 9/21/10, Craig T. Spratt <ctspratt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Craig T. Spratt <ctspratt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [quickphilosophy] thanks
To: quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 7:06 AM


Given the press of work, and because the comments you folks make are generally 
not all that clear to me because you are writing are at level of much greater 
familiarity with the history of the philosophy of language, and I am still 
working on getting a broad acquaintance with different types of philosophy, I 
will be exiting the back door of the group. I am happy to have had contact with 
the Fodor article. I have Psychosemantics on my shelf, and though it is not the 
next thing I’ll read, it is probably closer to the top than before I read the 
article. I’ll be getting back to my list of moral philosophy books (Kant, 
Schopenhauer, G.E. Moore, etc., and then perhaps Liebniz (Rescher’s annotated 
student’s edition of Monadology).  Lycan’s Intro to the Philosophy of Language 
is on my short list.  But it’ll take more than that to allow me to follow your 
comments without breaking down in the middle. So sayonara and best wishes.    

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