0 0 Colin McGinn Colin McGinn2016-06-18 21:50:422016-06-18 21:50:42Philosophical Provocations
Readers may be interested to learn that I have signed a contract with MIT Press to publish a collection of my recently written papers, numbering 50 odd (the remaining 60 or so papers may be published in a later volume). The papers are on a great many subjects but they all aim to provoke–hence the title Philosophical Provocations.
This is the best news I have heard all year. Was really hoping something like this might happen. I am buried under with books on relativity and QM at the moment. But soon I will be back on to philosophical matters. And your books will be top of the pile.
I did it just for you!
Dear Professor McGinn,
Your book Inborn Knowledge gave me great pleasure. I am normally not interested in the field of psychology; but your arguments for, and examples and explanations in support of the contention that much knowledge is inborn, made for a fascinating, and very enjoyable read. In addition to your great learning, you are a fine writer, which quality is that which principally brings me to write to you. Indeed, it is your writing talent, as much as your considerable learning and culture – if not more, which made my enlightenment in the matter possible. I thank you for a very good, and enjoyable book.
Thank you for that kind review (quite a contrast to another one I could mention). I think you appreciate that I was doing psychology philosophically. And of course I am dedicated to writing as well as I possibly can.
Just wondering if you have covered anything on ethics in this volume of your book and do you know when it will be available?
Yes, there is quite a lot on ethics and it should be out in about a year (I’m still finalizing it).