"In Part III, we begin the study of philosophy itself from the perspective of cognitive science. We apply these analytical methods to important moments in the history of philosophy: Greek metaphysics, including the pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle [ca. 600-300 BC]; [_________________________; ] Descartes's theory of mind and Enlightenment faculty psychology [ca. 1500-1800 AD]; Kant's moral theory; and analytical philosophy. These methods, we argue, lead to new and deep insights into these great intellectual edifices."
--- Philosophy in the Flesh, George Lakoff & Mark Johnson (New York: Basic Books, 1999), p. 8.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thanks for the belly laugh, guys...
See if you can fill in the blank that I added. I add it, with accompanying notes in brackets, as a visual aid to highlight what, from my historical perspective, leaps off the page.