Grinworthy Quotes (3)

October 30, 2014
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Sorry for the gap between quotes. Here is Giovanni Boccaccio on philosophers and marriage from The early lives of Dante (New York: Frederick Unger, 1963, pp. 24–5): Philosopher’s should leave [marriage] to wealthy fools, to noblemen, and to peasants, while they themselves find delight in philosophy, a far better bride than any other. I doubt […]

‘A Philosopher’s Take’ Reaches a Milestone

October 27, 2014
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At some point tomorrow the blog will hit 100,000 views! Congrats to all of our contributors and to my friend and fellow contributor Aaron for taking on a larger role in coordinating the blog with me. Once I finish up this dissertation I will be blogging more but in the meantime we’ll be sure to post […]

A Defence of Philosophy

October 19, 2014
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There is a very nice article/interview in the Observer with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein about her latest book Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, in which philosophy is defended very well. I particularly like the characterization of philosophy as `increasing coherence.’  I would very much like to see what people have to say […]

Deflationism, Conservativity, Truth.

October 19, 2014
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Over the summer I spent a lot of time learning about truth, and particularly deflationary theories of truth. In this post I will outline some of my thoughts about one particular criterion that is often argued for (and against) by various players in the recent literature on deflationism about truth: conservativity. The plan is to […]

CFP: The 2015 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology

October 18, 2014
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Thursday, June 4 – Saturday, June 6, 2015 Duke University, Durham, NC Deadline: January 15th, 2015 Submit to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spp2015 Please circulate the CFP widely! Presentation types: – Long-form presentations: 30 minutes plus Q&A – Short-form presentations: 15-20 minutes plus Q&A – Posters Philosophical or psychological research may be submitted for any of the above formats. […]

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CFP: First Annual Conference of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

October 18, 2014
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Looks interesting! The original CFP can be found here on the informational blog set up by the organizers. I have cut and pasted the CFP below. The Society for the Metaphysics of Science will be holding its first annual conference on September 17-18, 2015 at Rutgers University – Newark.  As well as various presentations, the […]

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What does it mean to ask “Did you forget where you came from?”

October 18, 2014
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In August of 2009  (a little over 5 years ago) I moved from my hometown ( Fall River, Massachusetts ) to Pullman, Washington to pursue a graduate degree in Philosophy. Every time I have returned I heard one person or other say something along these lines; “You didn’t forget where you came from, did you?”, or, “Don’t forget […]

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