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The Philosopher, The Teacher, And The Quest For Clarity, Daniel R. Denicola Jan 1978

The Philosopher, The Teacher, And The Quest For Clarity, Daniel R. Denicola

Philosophy Faculty Publications

As the weeks have come and gone, my inflated expectations for this address have been punctured. I once hoped to take the presidential torch into some unexplored recess of the philosophical cave, there to illuminate an unsuspected cavern that would sparkle with truth. Cut and polished crystals of new truth would be the yield from my address. But then I remembered Whitehead's dictum that "It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true." Thinking this to be particularly sound advice for one whose role is to close a long day of philosophizing, I decided ...