From: John Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 16 Feb 2004 - 22:19:03 GMT
On Tuesday, February 17, 2004, at 05:42 AM, Scott Chase wrote:
>> It is my understanding that this view, that the Kantian synthetic a
>> prioria are the evolutionary post hoc traits of cognition, was first
>> proposed (in a Nazi journal!) by Konrad Lorenz in 1941.
> Yipes! Are you trying to set a Godwin's law record? One reply into the
> thread even...
No, and the location of the idea does not poison it, either. But it does pay to recall that Lorenz proposed it first, and that he was a Nazi sympathiser. Both are true and we should not try to hide unpleasant facts.
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