Apr 082003

I have finally, reluctantly come to believe that Philosblog is no more. In argument Jim Ryan is the most generous of interlocutors, always willing, even eager, to admit to error: would we could all say the same. He was always brief, and always lucid, even when writing about the most abstruse matters. Many worthy blogs have bit the dust, but Jim’s is the only one I will really miss.

And now we come to Sean-Paul Kelley, who is unfit to shine Jim Ryan’s shoes.

Dear Sean-Paul:

Your blog is both good and original. But what is good is not original; and what is original is not good. Wasn’t I clever to come up with that all by myself?

Admiringly yours,