Following others, I thought I’d comment on the recent links to the photos of philosophers. My favorite quote is definitely Searle’s: “If you can’t say it clearly, you don’t understand it yourself.”
There is certainly some truth in that. I’d like to say that it connects up clearly with my previous posts on clarity, but I haven’t made it clear enough to myself to say that.
My favorite pictures are probably Davidson, Lewis, and
McDowell. Davidson’s is kind of spacy. Lewis’s is kind of happy. McDowell’s reminds me of a comic book cover, although I’m not sure which one. Just some possible one. That being said, he looks seriously philosophical.