Talk:Michael Dummett

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Including Gareth Evans[edit]

"The book was instrumental in the rediscovery of Frege's work, and influenced a whole generation of British philosophers, including Gareth Evans" - This is an odd sentence. For one thing, it seems reasonable to assume Evans was more influenced by studying under Dummett than by this particular book. Moreover, the singling out of Evans is itself jarring and redundant anyway as Evans is already listed as being influenced by Dummett (do we need a separate category for 'very influenced' into which we put Evans, Wright, Peacocke and all Dummett's other students?) I've removed the sentence, I hope uncontroversially. (talk) 18:48, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Redundant category[edit]

Anon User: keeps adding Category:Christian philosophers to the article, although it is redundant since the page is in Category:Roman Catholic philosophers. Is there a case for this redundant inclusion that I don't see? If not, I'll keep reverting, and welcome any help when I run out of my daily 3Rs. — Charles Stewart (talk) 14:24, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Card Games and Tarot[edit]

I have reduced the level of detail in that section - better covered, I'd suggest, in a historical article on tarot - and used a reference (the article's first!) to correct any impression that occultism was an important concern in Dummett's work.KD Tries Again (talk) 18:15, 8 September 2009 (UTC)KD Tries Again


I upgraded the "importance" to "high". The philosophy importance is obvious, imho. For the Oxford project, Dummett has served as Warden of a college, has long been an internationally top philosopher, was known as a public critic of Thatcher's university policies, agitated as a public intellectual on race and immigration, unconventional interests in Tarot, important work on voting theory (games), etc. Kiefer.Wolfowitz (talk) 19:44, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

As a member of WP:OXFORD, I have re-rated importance as "mid"; the project does not tend to rate individual professors/heads of colleges as "high". BencherliteTalk 07:26, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your correction. Kiefer.Wolfowitz (talk) 20:42, 27 February 2010 (UTC)