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No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms. ---->>>

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 profile (p-f-strawson.jpg)
Nationality: English
Born: 11-23, 1919
Birthplace: Ealing, West London
Die: 02-13, 2006
Occupation: Philosopher

Sir Peter Frederick Strawson FBA (; 23 November 1919 – 13 February 2006), usually cited as P. F. Strawson, was an English philosopher. He was the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College) from 1968 to 1987. Before that, he was appointed as a college lecturer at University College, Oxford, in 1947, and became a tutorial fellow the following year, until 1968 (wikipedia)