FOM: Does it matter?
Yablo Stephen Joseph
yablo at umich.edu
Thu Apr 23 13:48:57 EDT 1998
On Thu, 23 Apr 1998, Joseph Shoenfield wrote:
> When I was a youth, I was somewhat interested in the mind-matter
> problem; but it was finally settled for me by the immortal answer:
> never mind, it doesn't matter. (Does anyone know the author of
> this remark?)
Bertrand Russell attributes to his grandmother the saying "what is mind?
no matter; what is matter? never mind." I don't know that he thinks it
was original with her! His comment (not an exact quote): "after two
or three hundred repetitions this remark ceased to amuse me."
Philosophy, U of Michigan
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