By Fred R. Berger (auth.), Alan Donagan, Anthony N. Perovich Jr., Michael V. Wedin (eds.)

Everybody is aware Marjorie Grene. partially, the reason is, she is a presence: her vividness, her strength, her acute intelligence, her severe aspect, her fast humor, her love of conversing, her ardour for philosophy - all mix to make her inevitable. Marjorie Grene can't be neglected or ignored or undervalued. She is there - Dasein personified. it's an honor to give a Festschrift to her. It honors philosophy to honor her. Professor Grene has formed American philosophy in her distinc­ tive means (or, we should always say, in targeted ways). She was once one of the first to introduce Heidegger's proposal ... significantly ... to the yankee and English philosophical group, first in her early essay within the magazine of Philosophy (1938), after which in her ebook Heidegger (1957). She has written to boot on Jaspers and Marcel, as within the Kenyon evaluate (1957). Grene's publication Dreadful Freedom (1948) was once some of the most vital and influential introductions to Existentialism, and her works on Sartre were one of the such a lot profound and insightful stories of his philosophy from the earliest to the later writings: her publication Sartre (1973), and her papers 'L'Homme est une ardour inutile: Sartre and Heideg­ ger' within the Kenyon assessment (1947), 'Sartre's conception of the Emo­ tions' in Yale French stories (1948), 'Sartre: A Philosophical examine' in brain (1969), 'The Aesthetic discussion of Sartre and Merleau-Ponty' within the preliminary quantity of the magazine of the British Society for Phenomenology (1970), 'On First examining L'Idiot de

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And it is undoubtedly true that for some explanatory purposes, leaving these out of account would be a crucial omission. Furthermore, I see no reason in principle why there could not be lawful regularities between prior events and conditioning and the behaviors involved in love and friendship relations. Insofar as nothing I have said seems to imply a denial of such a possibility, I do not think the arguments resolve such larger issues as the free-will vs. causal determinism issue. I have argued only that we cannot fully understand love and friendship relations and the behaviors that express them without understanding 18 FRED R.

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GOLDSCHMIDT AND MCCLINTOCK How seriously should this sort of argument be taken? I have deliberately couched it in a fairly weak form. It can now be strengthened by demonstrating the need, on occasion, to fall back on second order considerations of a political character. Consider the difficulty that a biologist whose central research interests did not lie in genetics would have had circa 1950 in evaluating the status of Richard Goldschmidt's arguments against the classical theory of the gene. Goldschmidt was an eminent biologist, most of whose career had been spent in Germany, who had done considerable work on development, physiological genetics, genetic systems of sex determination, the disturbances of those systems which yielded intersexes, and so on.

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