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Sidney Morgenbesser

During a talk on the philosophy of language at Columbia in the fifties, [the philosopher J.L.] Austin noted that while a double negative amounts to a positive, never does a double positive amount to a negative. From the audience, [Morgenbesser] muttered a dismissive, “Yeah, yeah.”

New York Times profile of Sidney Morgenbesser

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May 29, 2014 at 7:30 am

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