17 May 2008

Amusing discovery

The Columbia University formal ontologist Achille Varzi, co-author (with Roberto Casati) of Parts and Places and Holes and Other Superficialities, shares a name with (and, according to Wikipedia, is related to) the (seemingly rather famous) Italian racing driver Achille Varzi, winner of the 1933 Monaco Grand Prix, whose death during practice in 1948 led to the imposition of mandatory crash helmets in automobile racing.

1 comment:

Paul Chenard said...

Hi
I just did a sketch of Achille Varzi and posted it on my Blog:
http://automobiliart.blogspot.com/2008/08/fire-and-ice-1933-monaco-grand-prix.html
Cheers!
Paul