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Terrible Philosophy Covers [updated!]

Academic philosophy books seem particularly prone to terrible covers, leading me to think that if we can’t think of a decent thing to put on the front of the book, then maybe we shouldn’t have written it in the first place. What, for example, does this cover tell us about the content of Paul Horwich’s […]

Ouspensky obliterated

New number one in my list of worst copyediting mistakes of all time: the consistent misspelling of ‘Ouspensky‘ as ‘Onpensky’ in the text of Aldo Leopold’s ‘The Land Ethic’, in Hugh LaFollette‘s first year ethics collection ‘Ethics in Practice’. See here. I’ve taught a course based on this book: Leopold is the highlight of the […]