Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Professor Raymond Klibansky
Historian of philosophy in the Platonic tradition who, a refugee from the Nazis, was an apostle of tolerance
Although he took a keen interest in the great British philosophers - he later discovered and edited some new letters by Hume - he shared Cassirer's dismay at the blinkered approach of the analytical philosophers who dominated the Oxford scene: ignoring the historical context of thinkers such as Leibniz, the only thing they wanted to know was whether his statements were true according to their own criteria.
Is Our Identity in Intellect, Memory or Moral Character?
Many philosophers have argued that our identity is rooted in our continuous memories or in our accumulated knowledge. Drs. Strohminger and Nichols argue instead that we identify people by their moral characteristics, their gentleness or kindness or courage—if those continue, so does the person.
-Many philosophers have argued that our identity is rooted in our continuous memories or in our accumulated knowledge.

-They would, wouldn't they?

For "moral characteristics" read "patterns of behavior".
See also, "doing philosophy"

Maybe I should start a Mandy Rice Davies tag.

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