Letters: Jan. 21, 1966

Philosophy Delineated Anew

Sir: Cheers for your Essay on philosophy [Jan. 7]. I read it as a challenge to philosophers: who else can bring about the new emergence of which you speak? Philosophy has made the mistake of accepting too straightforwardly the scientific model. This has not fulfilled the philosophic need; man still tries to understand himself and the world in ways that escape positive science. The task of philosophy is delineated anew.

Louis C. MARTIN, M.D. Omaha

Sir: Your Essay, carefully clipped out and neatly inserted into a few professors' mailboxes, is serving as a brilliant explanation of why Philosophy 203 (readings with...

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