The Case for Hume
A piece by Julian Baggini in the Sunday Herald published June 26th but just now appearing on ALDaily has some inside scoop (now possibly dated) on the BBC poll for "World's Greatest Philosopher." It's probably a case of national pride, as Baggini points out, but Hume may turn out the winner. You can check out their short list here.
Although there are several worthy candidates in the finals, and a few odd exclusions, Hume is as good a choice as any. I never agree with these public poll things, so this is a big surprise. Of course, I could still be disappointed, since the winner won't be announced until next week.