Tag: letter

  • Tim Mawson

    St Peter’s College, Oxford 5th Jan 2004 Dear Caspar (if I may), Thank you very much for your letter of the first of October last year. I am sorry to have taken so long in replying to it. Initially, I had put it to one side pending a time when I could give it the…

  • Fiona Macpherson

    Dear Mr. Addyman, Thank you very much for your letter asking about the meaning of life, the universe and everything. I cannot provide you will an answer but I hope to show in what way phiolsophy tries to contibute towards an answer. Philosophers investigate questions about the nature of many different things, such as, what…

  • Nancy Cartwright

    By Post: Dear Mr Addyman I’m sorry. I haven’t a clue how to help with your question! Yours Nancy Cartwright

  • Mark Sainsbury

    From: Mark Sainsbury Date: 18 Oct 2003, 19:48:52 Subject: Meaning Life has no meaning, but individuals can make their lives meaningful by thinking what they would most like to achieve and then trying to achieve that. Self-awareness among ‘cranks and lunatics’ is a rare and valuable quality indeed! With good wishes — Mark Sainsbury

  • David Papineau

    From: David Papineau Date: 16.10.2003, 15:13:50 Subject: the universe etc Dear Caspar Addyman Thanks for your odd letter. If you are really interested in how I think the universe might be, you might look at ‘David Lewis and Schrodinger’s Cat’, which is on my webite in the KCL Philosophy website. Best wishes David Papineau —…

  • David Harvey

    From: David Harvey Date: 16 Oct 2003, 13:13:11 Subject: The Meaning of Life? Caspar, In common with at least one other respondent, I now understand why a free copy of the New Humanist arrived on my doormat, so thanks for that. In exception to at least one other of your respondent’s, I do not accept…

  • Max Steuer

    From: Steuer, M Date: 15 Oct 2003, 17:40:28 Subject: Life’s Meaning Dear Caspar I’m an economist, not a philosopher. But it is not for that reason only that I wonder if philosophers are either particularly privileged or interested in the question of the meaning of life. In my view, words and other symbols mean something,…

  • Norman Geras

    From: Norman Geras Sent: Sat Oct 11 18:23:18 2003 Subject: your letter Dear Caspar Addyman Thank you for your letter of 1 October. On my weblog which you can find here: † http://www.normangeras.blogspot.com/ † I offer daily reflections on this and that. You might even call them meditations. Please feel free to visit it and†sample…

  • Michael Proudfoot

    By post: Dear Mr Addyman, As you suggest, I receive a considerable number of unsolicited letters from members of the public, of varying degrees of sanity. I would recommend to you a book by one of my colleagues, here at Reading, John Cottingham. The book is appropriately titled ‘The Meaning of Life’: it is available…

  • Jonathan Gorman

    By Post J.L Gorman Some Astonishing Things – Metaphilosophy, vol. 22, 1991 pp. 28-40 Extract: I I believe that, when each of us reflect on the nature of the particular individual person we happen to be, we do so in the light of certain beliefs, puzzles, speculations and feelings. These beliefs, puzzles, speculations and feelings…

  • Christopher Norris

    By post: Here’s what I think [or thought five years ago] about this, that and the other. Hope it’s of interest. Pretexts: literary and cultural studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1999 http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/archive/c-archive/psw-con.html CRITICAL RESOURCES Points of Intervention: Interview with Christopher Norris Tetsuji Yamamoto Extract: TY: Which philosopher do you like the best? CN: Well, I…

  • Stephen Butterfill

    From: Stephen Butterfill Date: Thu Oct 9, 2003 7:33:25 pm Europe/London Subject: your letter about the meaning of life … Hi Caspar (if I may), Thanks for your letter of 1st October. I’m studying questions about belief and action such as “How do changes in our environment or situation lead to changes in our views…

  • Derek Parfitt

    From: Derek Parfit Date: 09 Oct 2003, 12:52:21 Subject: (no subject) Dear Caspar Addyman, As it happens, I have written a paper which could be broadly said to be about the meaning of life and the universe. You may have seen this already, but I enclose it as an attachment in two formats. There’s nothing…

  • Michael Rush

    From: Michael Rush Date: 08 Oct 2003, 20:03:53 Subject: a philosopher writes… Dear Caspar, I find myself all too infrequently pestered by self-confessed cranks and lunatics; your honesty is refreshing. Or it was, and then I looked at your website and discovered that the claim of lunacy was just a subterfuge. Still, never mind. I…

  • Harry Lesser

    From: Anthony H Lesser Date: Tue 07 Oct 2003, 13:38:46 Subject: the meaning of life I don’t think anyone has the answer to this or claims to–as no doubt you know. Nor have philosophers normally tried–philosophy is normally about the more modest questions of what we can know and what we ought to do, and…