Talk:Kit Fine

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I move to bump this section up a bit on quality, since the addition of the section on Vagueness, Truth and Logic provides some detailed insight into Kit's work. - Rdanneskjold 00:00 (UTC), 6 Oct. 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rdanneskjold (talkcontribs)

please improve this page![edit]

I'm just a casual Wikipedia reader (but a professional philosopher). I noticed that Kit Fine's page is marked for possible deletion on the grounds that he may not be noteworthy enough to have a Wikipedia page. To me, it's mind-blowing that someone could think Kit Fine was not noteworthy enough to have a Wikipedia article. Although much of his philosophy is obscure, and perhaps not headed anywhere useful, he is probably the most thought-provoking living philosopher. Other philosophers have spawned more voluminous responses to their work, but that's not because they are better than Kit Fine; it is because they are easier to think of responses to. For instance, Timothy Williamson is a very good philosopher (maybe the equal of Kit Fine -- in my opinion, he is less deep but far more clear), and there is a whole industry of Williamson-inspired work. Fine has generated a much lesser literature, but it's certainly not because he's a worse thinker than Williamson. I really don't think that I'm the only person who has an extremely high opinion of Kit Fine. Why does the Philosophical Gourmet rate NYU as the number one university in the world for metaphysics? Hartry Field is a smart dude, and so is Ted Sider (but no one would say he's really "deep"). Crispin Wright has done some important work in metaphysics, but not in a while. If NYU is number one in metaphysics, the number one reason for that fact has to be Kit Fine! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.158.4.163 (talk) 23:26, 22 December 2009 (UTC)