In the s, when I was studying philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, we had a regular visiting professor from Yale: an energetic little man who was warm to students. He was a metaphysician; Reality—capitalized—was his thing.
Sport; a Philosophic Inquiry
In , a book came out called Sport: A Philosophical Inquiry. The author was Paul Weiss, our metaphysician from Yale.
I liked Weiss, so I decided to read the book and form my own judgment. It immediately became clear that Ullian had a point. This was the kind of book that gives philosophy a bad name: it was pretentious and ponderous and, more disturbingly, had no eye for reality with a small r. I am a sports junkie. I watch more than my fair share of soccer and basketball, and thank God for that.
As for philosophy, that is what I do for a living, and thank God for that, too.
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