About the Author
According to some, the Australian philosopher David Stove (1927-1994) may have been the late-twentieth century’s funniest and most dazzling defender of common sense,” far better than authors such as G.E. Moore and J.L. Austin. According to others, he was little more than a political reactionary, a social commentator whose oft-cited books (including The Plato Cult and Scientific Irrationalism) are best left unopened. Since his death in 1994, four new collections of his writings have appeared.