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1/31/07 9:00 PM
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Have there been any other American philosophers in recent years who have reached any sort of mass audience and gained fame besides these two?
1/31/07 9:01 PM
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i guess i should add Peter Singer to that list
2/2/07 3:05 PM
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Marvin Minsky
2/3/07 4:33 AM
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Who the hell is Marvin Minsky?
2/3/07 9:14 AM
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I would think anyone interested in consciousness would know Minsky very well
2/3/07 11:58 AM
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Harry Frankfurt reached a mass audience with his paper turned little book "On Bullshit" which was on the NY Times best seller list for numerous weeks. He has even been a guest on The Stephen Colbert Report a couple of times ;)
2/3/07 3:03 PM
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Yea, I know Minsky. Him and Dennett are friends I think.
2/5/07 5:01 AM
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Funny. Never heard about Minsky in philosophical circles.
2/5/07 9:24 AM
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I took a course, a forgot what, but the authors I remember were Dennett, Minsky and Nelson Goodman. It was really a good course.
2/9/07 1:04 AM
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Iain Thomson
2/9/07 1:17 PM
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Donald Davidson. (Ok, not "mass" like Dennett or Rorty; and not quite as recently, either).
2/9/07 4:33 PM
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Well if you mention Davidson you could mention guys like Putnam or Quine :) Some brits like Blackburn are becoming pretty popular-philosopher types.
2/9/07 4:48 PM
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correct -- and Blackburn, good call.
2/9/07 5:15 PM
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whose blackburn?
2/9/07 5:30 PM
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He's written some books for a popular audience, and did the best "Dictionary of Philosophy" out there. Big overarching pop books, like "Think" or "Being Good". And also part of that cute little 7 Deadly Sins series. I don't remember "which sin" was Blackburn's ;-) His website is http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/~swb24/
3/19/07 8:54 PM
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the Churchlands, perhaps. Both of whom were recently featured in the New Yorker.
3/20/07 6:04 AM
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Singer is australian btw. And Blackburn´s "sin" was Lust :) Otherwise he is famous as a meta-ethicist.
3/21/07 11:43 AM
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Cool -- Blackburn got the good one ;-)

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