Winter 1942 • Vol. IV No. 1 A CommunicationFebruary 3, 2024 |

Reply to Mr. Wheelwright

When the editors informed me of their intention to publish in the fall issue, together with my "The New Naturalism," a criticism by Mr. Philip Wheelwright, I fell in with their plans gladly in the expectation that both readers and writer would profit by it. Since the days of The Symposium I have read Mr. Wheelwright to my advantage, and have respected him for what I believe to be a very rare combination of gifts in a professional philosopher. Who better qualified than he, I thought, to tell my readers and me where the new naturalism fails, and where—for that too would be of the greatest importance—it was at least oriented along directions which a man of his gifts considered to be the right ones? I must submit however—and because I am cramped for space must do so with a minimum of words—that I was deeply disappointed by Mr. Wheelwright's Reply. Am I as deaf as he makes me out? It may be that it is he who is blind. For how else can we account for his numerous misunderstandi

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