Letter of the Month, April 2019

This month’s letter — from Lewis to Tony Coady — is a bit of light relief from abstract philosophising. Lewis is worrying about testimony, and in particular worrying about whether or to what extent someone’s known past deception affects, or should affect, whether we...
Letter of the Month, July 2017

Letter of the Month, July 2017

This month’s letter is from 1984 and sees Lewis asking the cartoonist Roz Chast whether she will allow him to use her ‘Parallel Universes’ cartoon as the frontispiece for On the Plurality of Worlds. Chast said ‘no’ since she was about to...
Letter of the month, April 2017

Letter of the month, April 2017

April’s letter of the month, to Theodore Ziolkowski in May 1983, sees Lewis apparently comparing philosophy unfavourably with science. His starting point is an article in the Syracuse Scholar, ‘Pseudoscience’, by C.L. Hardin. (You can read the article here:...