Philosophy Top 40
Brian Leiter’s “So who is the most important philosopher of the the past 200 years?” poll is done now. 600 people filled out the (long) ballot. See the full results here. Wittgenstein won, followed by Frege and Russell. Kripke is the only living top 10. All that is fine. But Kierkegaard at #10 seems crazy — like David Bowie making #7 on VH1’s Top 100 Rock Acts list. And as I’m teaching Phenomenology this semester, it seems especially bad that he beats all of those guys, including Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre.