Thursday, June 17, 2010

1968 Book Cover

I just came across my original 1968 edition of Rorty's edited collection, The Linguistic Turn. Dig the groovy cover:


Those were the days.... Hilarious.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's an awesome cover Spiros--and now I know you're as old as I am--or older if that's possible.

My first album was Surrealistic Pillow. Yours?

Ah--the days of the Haight. . .

Spiros said...

Well... I wasn't in philosophy when the original edition came out. Not even close. Not old enough for Jefferson Airplane to be my first album, either. So maybe not as old as you think...

Glaucon said...

That was groovy. In other font-related matters, this paean to and from Comic Sans is worth a look.

Glaucon said...

How all occasions do inform against me. Here's the link: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/monologues/15comicsans.html.

Anonymous said...

Cool book cover. Off-topic and random but I entered grad school in the late 1990's and for some reason I've always wondered whether philosophy grad students and professors in the 60's and 70's took lots of acid and smoked loads of pot. I also wonder how often it happens now. I've been in departments where both grad students and faculty did a lot of drugs and other departments not at all (at least as it seemed to me). Just curious.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:10am: I guess no-one wants to comment on drug use in the profession!

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:10 am. Actually, many philosophers agree that alcohol is needed for decent work. I myself always have a glass of hock at lunch, and do my best work in the afternoon. I'm pretty sure that its causal:
Post hock ergo propter hock.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anon 9:07: I'll have to try it. I know many philosophers who enjoy the hippy-speedball too (caffiene and pot).