Billy Beck vs. PSome quick, desultory comments:
- Sometimes speculative examples are helpful in philosophy, and they do actual work towards knowing something about the world.
- Analytic philosophy has its merits but can go over the top and become mind-numbingly trivial or silly. The same is true of continental philosophy.
- P's main problem, one by no means shared by all professional philosophers, is that he conceives of philosophy in purely formalistic terms, as if philosophers were geometers.
- Philosophical jargon can be helpful at times, although I try to do without it when I can.
- Roger Scruton is another philosopher critical of the analytic tradition.