Quotes by: P. F. Strawson

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Sir Peter Frederick Strawson
Born 23 November 1919
Ealing, West London
Died 13 February 2006(2006-02-13) (aged 86)
London
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Analytic
Main interests
Philosophy of language · Philosophy of mind
Notable ideas
Ordinary language philosophy, the distinction between sortal and characterising universals[1]

Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic.
P. F. Strawson
No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
P. F. Strawson
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