"For philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday." Wittgenstein
I read and enjoyed this on the way home from Arkansas. The paper makes me want to read the Koder Diaries (still haven't gotten hold of the book...), which I take to be a primary aim of the paper. For what it's worth, here are a couple minor critical comments/suggestions: On p. 8, I found myself wishing that your remark that LW sees belief in demands that come from outside oneself as essential to ethics was more clearly tied to some remark *he* makes about that being essential to ethics (that we otherwise give up on ethics).On p. 16, I wrote "seems vague" in the margin at the end of the main paragraph on that page (about groundlessness perhaps not being that big of a problem). I get what you mean. I wonder, since you discuss Murdoch in that paragraph, whether the point at the end might also be connected to some of her ideas (or if that would help).