The Grasshopper

I just heard (from Tom Hurka) that Bernard Suits’ brilliant book The Grasshopper was turned down by several academic publishes before being taken up by Toronto University Press. One wonders what level of blindness and mediocrity could lead p[eople to make such a decision. It seems that any degree of real originality will meet with rejection by those with editorial power. Lately I’ve found myself complaining about this a lot. A review of my recent book Truth By Analysis contrives to ignore the core of my book, which is very indebted to Suits, preferring to grind ideological axes about conceptual analysis and the supposed merits of “experimental philosophy”. So he is still being neglected by dimwits and ideologues. Depressing. All I can do is recommend the book enthusiastically to anyone with a functioning brain and an open mind.

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