There's been a lot of scoffing at the ignorant unwashed who don't understand philosophy (most prominently by two economists!) on this blog lately. That's a little frustrating insofar as it's not really an argument to grapple with, but that's OK. I am relatively ignorant. Occasionally I'm even unwashed.
But Brian Leiter - who last I checked is a distinguished philosopher - agrees with DeLong that Nagel's book is "obviously not very good". That's an interesting way of putting it - "obviously" not very good.
I've excused myself from specific discussions of Nagel because I don't know the guy. But this seemed worth sharing with social scientists prognisticating on philosophy who thought DeLong was just a social scientist prognisticating on philosophy.
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