This celebrity goo was created by player Russ Wilhelm.
Scott Hardie provided the category and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Russ, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Thursday, January 7, 2016 (part of Winter 2016)

category: Philosophy

clue: His philosophy is that an idea without substance is relative to ignorance.

explanation: Unger wrote the books Ignorance: A Case for Scepticism and Philosophical Relativity. more…

intended difficulty: hard

solved by: Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, and Mike Rothstein

trivia: This goo led to a debate on the site over how distorted a celebrity goo could be before a goo was unsolvable. Scott noted this goo's similarity to others that had been rejected for being too heavily distorted, but several players wrote in to argue that it was fair after all. Incorrect guesses included Baruch Spinoza, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Locke, and John Rawls.

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