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Dan Kervick

An interesting set of questions, Eric.

One issue is whether the difference between scholars who are still alive and those who are dead is all that important. Many intellectuals write for the ages and seek posthumous fame and historical renown. To the extent that we are seen to grant that renown independently of moral assessment, we might fail to exercise a disincentive on living fame-seekers that would otherwise have more force.

Eric Schliesser

Yes, I think that's An important issue.

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