donderdag 10 juni 2010

Botsende beschavingen

In de reeks Botsing Der Beschavingen, vandaag de legendarische confrontatie tussen de Britse analytische filosoof A.J. Ayer en de zwaargewichtbokser Mike Tyson:

Ayer taught or lectured several times in the United States, including serving as a visiting professor at Bard College in the fall of 1987. At a party that same year held by fashion designer Fernando Sanchez, Ayer, then 77, confronted Mike Tyson harassing the (then little-known) model Naomi Campbell. When Ayer demanded that Tyson stop, the boxer said: "Do you know who the fuck I am? I'm the heavyweight champion of the world," to which Ayer replied: "And I am the former Wykeham Professor of Logic. We are both pre-eminent in our field. I suggest that we talk about this like rational men." Ayer and Tyson then began to talk, while Naomi Campbell slipped out. (Bron: wikipedia).

Het prentje: A.J. Ayer via De anekdote via Marginal Revolution.

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