Here is my favourite parable illustrating a serious problem with typed theories of truth, and drinking too much when having serious academic discussions, from Leon Horsten’s book The Tarskian Turn (MIT, 2011). [S]uppose that you are convinced that on the subject of the history of Mayan civilization, Anna is extremely reliable. Suppose that even though […]
Justin Caouette suggested to me that I start posting some of the amusing, and sometimes shocking philosophical quotations that I come across, and often share with him. This will be an on going series, though it is a matter of what I happen to be reading at any given time. The reason I have been […]
It is known that C.S. Peirce had a Kantian bent. By his own description he had “devoted two hours a day to the study of Kant’s Critic of the Pure Reason for more than three years, until [he] almost knew the whole book by heart, and had critically examined every section of it.” However, in […]
The winners of the 2014 Ignoble prize have been published! Here are some highlights over at Choice & Inference. The full list is here. Enjoy.
The CPA’s Call for Papers Canadian Philosophical Association CALL FOR PAPERS, SYMPOSIA, ROUND TABLES AND WORKSHOPS 2015 Annual Congress University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, May 31 to June 3, 2015 ALL SUBMITTERS: 1) Everyone submitting an individual paper or a proposal for a symposium, round table or workshop must be a current CPA member. On-line […]
Originally posted on Daily Nous:
Many graduate philosophy programs rely upon what could be characterized as a game of bait and switch. These programs exist not because there is a job market for their graduates. They exist for a variety of reasons, including the intrinsic value of philosophy and institutional mandates to produce Ph.D.’s. But…