Philosophy written in bricks of text...
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Philosophy written in bricks of text...
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Posted Jul 15, 2012 - 7:02 PM:
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One thing that has struck me, as an amateur:
Both philosophy original works and pro posts in philosophy forums are very often made in bricks of text. No spacing, no new lines at the end of paragraphs. More:

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Why is that?

Edited by Rudbeckius on Jul 16, 2012 - 3:08 AM
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Posted Jul 15, 2012 - 7:20 PM:

There are many philosophers who are also good writers. Quine and Putnam come to mind. Quine's essay Ontological Relativity really shows off his writing chops, and for Putnam try Meaning and Reference. These are somewhat technical, but they are at least evidence that some philosophers are good writers.
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Posted Jul 16, 2012 - 3:04 AM:

Schlitz wrote:
There are many philosophers who are also good writers. Quine and Putnam come to mind. Quine's essay Ontological Relativity really shows off his writing chops, and for Putnam try Meaning and Reference. These are somewhat technical, but they are at least evidence that some philosophers are good writers.

Bricks of text can contain very good writing. I think Bergson actually got the Nobel Prize for "Time and the Free Will", a book I enoyed very much APART from the fact that every page was a brick. So my remark has nothing to do with complexity or style of writing, it's purely "editorial". Why not insert some newlines to make the text more readable?

The "Meaning and Reference" link above is also a good example. How many newlines are there on pages 702 to 705?

Edited by Rudbeckius on Jul 16, 2012 - 3:34 AM
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