Literal lament

January 13, 1995

Sideswipe no 99, spotted by Guy Judge of the department of economics at Portsmouth University, comes from Louis de Berni res' Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1994): "Philosophers who have only one idea and propound it in barbarous neologisms in 30 successive volumes have a guaranteed future in the universities, but the unfortunate Joseph Tucker, so influential in his own day, has been lost to modern departments of philosophy because he was insufficiently obscure, did not propound theories mad enough, and rooted his thought in concrete examples."

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