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Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (23 November 1919 – 13 February 2006) was an English philosopher. He was the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College) from 1968 to 1987. Before that he was appointed as a college lecturer at University College, Oxford in 1947 and became a tutorial fellow the following year until 1968. On his retirement in 1987, he ... more »

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  • ''No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.''
    Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (b. 1919), British philosopher, Oxford University. Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics, p. 11, Methuen (1959...
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  • ''The concept of a person is logically prior to that of an individual consciousness. The concept of a person is not to be analysed as that of an animated body or an embodied anima.''
    Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (b. 1919), British philosopher. Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics, p. 103 (1959). The central theme of...
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  • ''To refer is not to assert, though you refer in order to go on to assert.''
    Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (b. 1919), British philosopher. Logico-Linguistic Papers, p. 15, Methuen (1971).
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  • ''Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic.''
    Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (b. 1919), British philosopher. Logico-Linguistic Papers, p. 15, Methuen (1971).
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