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Thursday, September 4, 2003

Thursday September 4, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:23 PM

Epitaphs

The late philosopher Donald Davidson (see previous entry) had a gift for titles. For example:

“The Folly of Trying to Define Truth”
(Journal of Philosophy June 1996, pp. 263-278)  and

“A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs”
(In R. Grandy and R. Warner (eds.), Philosophical Grounds of Rationality, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986).

For my thoughts on the former, see 

Pilate, Truth, and Friday the Thirteenth,

The Diamond Theory of Truth, and

Sept. 2, 2002 (Laurindo Almeida’s Birthday).

For my thoughts on the latter, see

Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley (2003),

For Mary Shelley’s Birthday (2002),

and, in honor of J. R. R. Tolkien, who died on the date September 2,

The Article on Epitaphs

at Wikipedia Encyclopedia, which contains the following:

J. R. R. Tolkien is buried next to his wife, and on their tombstone the names ‘Beren’ and ‘Luthien’ are engraved, a fact that sheds light on the love story of Beren and Luthien which is recorded in several versions in his works.”  

A nice derangement, indeed.

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