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Brutal book reviews in philosophy

Monique

119 day(s) ago

I'm looking for examples of brutal book reviews in philosophy that are published in legitimate journals. These two come to mind:

Colin McGinn, "Review of Honderich," The Philosophical Review 116 (2007): 474-477 (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctytho/McGinnReview.html)

Nina Strohminger, "The Meaning of Disgust: A Refutation," Emotion Review 6.3 (2014): 214-216 (https://tinyurl.com/y8r9nofl)

Can you suggest others?

Pandurang

119 day(s) ago

There's

Kerry McKenzie; Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics, by Colin McGinn.. Mind 2013; 122 (487): 813-816. doi: 10.1093/mind/fzt073

as well.

Anaximenes

119 day(s) ago

http://ideasofimperfection.blogspot.com/2006/04/utter-rubbish.html

Anaximenes

119 day(s) ago

blah blah hot air blah blah blah

Wolfgang

117 day(s) ago

Some classics:

Wittgenstein on some Aristotelian logician, in The Cambridge Review 34 (1913), p. 351; reprinted in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Philosophical Occassions. Ed. by James Klagge and Alfred Nordmann. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1993, pp. 2-3.

Michael Dummett on Gellner in: Blackfriars 41 (1960), pp. 74-80; reprinted in: Truth and Other Enigmas. Cambridge/Mass.: HUP, 1978, pp. 431-436

Joseph Ullian on Weiss in: Journal of Philosophy 70 (1973), pp. 299-301

Peter Geach on Quinn in: Philosophical Quarterly 30 (1980), pp. 180-181

Charles Pigden on Lovibond in: Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (1984), pp. 313-315

James Klagge on Wiggins in: Ethics 107 (1997), pp. 743-746

John Kekes on Nussbaum in: Mind 114 (2005), pp. 439-444

Simon Blackburn on Anscombe in: Times Literary Supplement, 30. September 2005


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