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.

"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.

2 comments:

unBeguiled said...

Avicenna, obviously.

the Cogitator said...

Avicenna, obviously, indeed.

He is one tile in the mosaic.... ;)