The passing on of a paradigm--analytic philosophy Max Planck once said that "Science advances one funeral at a time."
Thomas Kuhn made a similar conclusion in his magnum opus. "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions". Not to speak ill of the dead, but the champions of analytic philosophy-- the basis of materialism and atheism-- which are cults that have have degenerated Western thought - have passed on or are at an advanced age. Bertram Russell - Died 1970 Donald Davidson - Died 2003 Hilary Putname -- alive but at age 87 - Roger Clough Willard V.O. Quine -- died 2000 Richard Rorty -- Died 2007 J L Austin -- Died 1960 A J Ayer - died 1989 GEM Anscomb - Died 2001 D M Armstrong -- Alive but at age 87 C D Broad Died --1971 What will replace it ? Some suggest pragmatism, which disclaims the ability to arrive at objective truth. There is also marxism, which offers "materialism" and economics in place of objective truth. I am suggesting that one avenue has been ignored since its origin in the 17th century, owing to the near-religion of materialism. That is the Idealism of Leibniz. Idealism is superkior to materialism in the sense that while materialism and analytic philsophy believe that all that exists is material hence objective. But Leibniz' metaphysics opens the door to the subjective universe, which includes mind and which anyone who can see an object is aware of. Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] See my Leibniz site at http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.