こだまの世界

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まだヌスバウムの文章をゆっくり読んでいる。文学を読まないといけないそうだ。

I worry that young philosophers today simply do not learn to write very well. This problem has grown larger lately, when young philosophers are less inclined to read literature. People should work on this, if they do really want to change the world. Think of Leif Wenar’s recent Blood Oil. That, to me, is a superb example of how a philosopher should write for a general public: vivid, punchy, urgent, and at the same time rigorous and factually precise.