Reason and Analysis
by Brand Blanchard

A devastating attack on logical positivism, linguistic analysis, and logical atomism and a general defense of reason. He is an excellent writer. He can explain abstract philosophical concepts by presenting concrete examples. He has consideration for the reader and for clarity. He also has the ability to decipher the poor writing of other philosophers and to explain and distill any value from it. This book is a masterpiece. The only part that I got bogged down in was the chapter on universals. I have never understood universals and have never read anything about universals that made sense. Blanchard is probably right about universals, but I am not even sure what his position means.

Year Read: 1978

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