Issues in the Philosophy of Language Past and Present:

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In these circumstances aren't the sailors on any ship bound to regard the true navigator as a gossip and a star-gazer, of no use to them at all?' 'I think you probably understand, without any explanation, that my illustration is intended to show the present attitude of society towards the true philosopher'' 'And tell him it's quite true that the best of the philosophers are of no use to their fellows; but that he should blame, not the philosophers, but those who fail to make use of them.' I also feel like standing and applauding when I read Plato, for he is one of the true greats.

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Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 1, 1999)

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