Ramsey growth model

November 28, 2013

I agree with Martin Cohen’s comment in his review of David Edmonds’ Would You Kill the Fat Man? that the author’s claim for Ludwig Wittgenstein being “the most influential philosopher in the Anglo-American world” is an “over-enthusiastic assessment” (Books, 14 November).

Indeed, I would argue that Frank Ramsey is emerging from the shadows as a major philosopher who, unlike Wittgenstein, was not hostile to science and who, among other things, propounded a most influential theory of decision-making. Frank Ramsey (1903-1930): A Sister’s Memoir (2012) by Margaret Paul will hopefully raise his profile further.

R. E. Rawles
Honorary research fellow in psychology
University College London

You've reached your article limit

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 6 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

United Nations peace keeper

Understanding the unwritten rules of graduate study is vital if you want to get the most from your PhD supervision, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

David Parkins Christmas illustration (22 December 2016)

A Dickensian tale, set in today’s university

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (5 January 2017)

Fixing problems in the academic job market by reducing the number of PhDs would homogenise the sector, argues Tom Cutterham

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, government

There really is no need for the Higher Education and Research Bill, says Anne Sheppard

poi, circus

Kate Riegle van West had to battle to bring her circus life and her academic life together