Quote of the Day

If you'd like to make a professional philosopher uncomfortable, try asking for clear examples of our discipline's achievements in settling important questions: Katie Couric: I'm just going to ask you one more time—not to belabor the point. Specific examples in the last 2600 years of sustained philosophical investigation… Philosopher (visibly straining to look upbeat): I'll… try to find ya some, and I'll bring 'em to ya!

David Christensen, "Disagreement as Evidence: The Epistemology of Controversy", Philosophy Compass, forthcoming. (Christensen is riffing, of course, on the train-wreck that was this).