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
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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