While reading an article by Alvin Plantinga on “Advice to Christian Philosophers,” I ran across this quote.
Some [Logical] positivists conceded that metaphysics and theology, though strictly meaningless, might still have a certain limited value. Carnap, for example, thought they might be a kind of music. It isn’t known whether he expected theology and metaphysics to supplant Bach and Mozart, or even Wagner; I myself, however, think they could nicely supersede rock. Hegel could take the place of The Talking Heads; Immanuel Kant could replace The Beach Boys; and instead of The Grateful Dead we could have, say, Arthur Schopenhauer.”
Yes. This will be much funnier to some of you than others. If you don’t think of this as funny- rejoice! You’re not a dork.