whenever a philosopher creates a theory, develops a following, or generally becomes infamous, his or her name tends to be turned in an adjective. some easily transform (hegelian), some have been around for so long that they sound natural (platonic), some are just a little awkward with pun potential (humean), and some are anything but conducive to spell check (wittgensteinian).

it makes me wonder what my philosophic school would be called:  “are you a robertsian?”  “how do you feel about robertsic ethical theory?”  the english language is quite flexible – and philosophers, more than most, seem to take full advantage of that fact in their writings.  when directly quoting from books and articles, microsoft word continually does not recognize what i am typing.  hence my contribution: adjectivification.

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