Evolving Thoughts

Evolution, culture, philosophy and chocolate! John Wilkins' continuing struggle to come to terms with impermanence... "Humanus sum, nihil humanum a me alienum puto" - Terence

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Strawson dies

The Timeonline has a beautifully written and clear obituary of this seminal philosopher, Sir Peter F. Strawson, who died, coincidentally, on Darwin's birthday. Strawson interests me, in particular, because of his 1964 book Individuals, which had the side effect of making individuality a topic of interest to David Hull and Michael Ghiselin, who proposed that species are individuals not classes.