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2014.08.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel E. Flage, Berkeley, Polity, 2014, 202pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745656342. Reviewed by Walter Ott, University of
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2014.08.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel E. Flage, Berkeley, Polity, 2014, 202pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745656342. Reviewed by Walter Ott, University of Virginia Future historians of philosophy will have to conclude that ours is a golden age of pedagogical texts. Each year brings a fresh harvest of introductions, encyclopedias, surveys, companions, and guidebooks. One has to wonder a bit about the wisdom of expending all of this collective effort. Is the demand large enough to sustain the industry, or is it just that libraries can be relied upon to buy these things? And is the range of topics that need introducing and companioning broad enough to warrant the proliferation of these books? The Blackwell Guide to Just-Before-Teatime June the Seventh, 1675, in the Thomson household of Upper Mortonshire is, if not forthcoming, surely inevitable. There is a special problem in evaluating books aimed at readers who are new... Read More

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