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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Book Covers in Philosophy

I am reading David Lewis's Convention. The cover is of a few trees in a forest.

What? Trees? There's nothing conventional about forests, is there? And then I thought perhaps the publisher was being more subtle: it is a comment on the convention of philosophy books having nonsensical covers.

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  1. The covers to Lewis' books seem to be picked based on the desktop background options on his computer. On the Plurality of Worlds is sand dunes. Counterfactuals is clouds.

    Perhaps the point is that you can't judge a book by its cover, because in his case the one has nothing to do with the other.

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