Blanshard

I first came across Brand Blanshard’s name some six months ago in connection with Ayn Rand. One of the few philosophers of reason in the 20th century – he is the author of “Reason and Analysis” – he seems to be a relatively unknown figure outside academia, though that can be said of most philosophers. Anyway, this site links to many articles by and on him; I found “The Nature of Mind” and “Rationalism” to be quite interesting.

Another important resource is the Gifford lectures he gave in ’52 and ’53 on the subjects “Reason and Belief” and “Reason and Goodness.” These lectures formed the basis of his books on those subjects, thus completing his “Reason Trilogy.”

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