In writing this self-presentation I doubt that I will be telling the reader of this piece anything he does not already know and can, therefore, afford to be very brief. My interest in philosophy was first awakened through a study of the ancient classics, first Latin in preparatory school and then Latin and Greek in college. Perhaps the fact that I have never in my life set foot inside a public school except as a visitor has colored my experience; it certainly meant that my early education was “classical” and this has no doubt affected my approach to philosophy which tends to be historical, linguistic, comparative and comprehensive to which the work of the “minute philosopher,” while not denigrated, is instinctively felt to be of less importance. For me it is practically inconceivable how anyone could prefer the writings of Frege, for instance, to those of Husserl, if only because of the latter’s enormously more systematic, comprehensive, and far-ranging mind.
KeywordsEarly Education Fourteenth Century Grand Fork Formal Constraint Phenomenological Method
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