Dummett and the Game of Tarot, Carlo Penco

https://www.academia.edu/2442994/Dummet ... e_of_Tarot

Came across this convenient downloadable Word file and thought it would be of interest here, considering the current Dummett thread. Additional information:
"In this paper I give a reconstruction of Dummett’s main arguments concerning the theory of the occult origin of the Tarot, and discuss the reasons behind the success of the Tarot pack – in particular the Major Arcana – in the history of card games. I also provide some indication of the links between Dummett’s interest in the history of card games and aspects of his philosophical background. As I am not an expert on card games, this paper is mainly a personal tribute to a side of Dummett’s work to which philosophers have in general paid little attention."

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Re: Dummett and the Game of Tarot, Carlo Penco

Phaeded wrote: Is Penco the same person as "Pen" who I have seen post here?
Our local "Pen" is female, likely not identical to Carlo Penco.

"Pen" gives a webpage as her own and the web page offers a "Pen Tarot", for which "Penelope Cline" has the copyright



Carlo Penco is Carlo Penco ...

Re: Dummett and the Game of Tarot, Carlo Penco

Thank you immensely, Phaeded. I have the Italian version of the essay (in Il Ludus Triumphorum o Tarot: carte da gioco o alfabeto del destino, ed. Rossi and Li Vigni, Genoa 2011) and started to struggle through it. I never thought to look for a version in English!

Penco's essay, "Dummett and Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics" (in Olivieri and McGuinness, eds. (1994),
The Philosophy of Michael Dummett) is excellent, although I don't know its relevance to this Forum.

I have recently started studying Dummett's philosophical writings, to see if he says anything of relevance for us, so far just his short book Truth and the Past (2004), which I am still digesting. A review of this book, essentially an atempt to explain its main argument, is in the journal History and Theory (2008), available in Jstor.

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