Long-Haired Intellectual
PublishedJuly 15, 2012 CategoryBertie’s Book of Improbable Sheep

Long-Haired Intellectual

The question is, it seems to me, what is the question?
The ‘ proof of self ’s conjectural, I grant.
But if that raises philosophic problems
Just leave it all to Wittgenstein and Kant!
I really can’t go all the way with Berkeley;
On the “other minds” conundrum, what’s the fuss?
I’m inclined to give the benefit to Johnson,
Just kick the bloody gate – refute it thus!

No, I’ve always had a ruminating nature,
And a bit of dialectic does no harm;
An hour or two of problems of perception,
Keeps your mind from a-troph-y-ing on the farm.
At least they can’t say I go round in blinkers,
But times is always hard for woolly thinkers.


( from ‘The Bertie Ramsbottom Book of Improbable Sheep’)

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