Physics, Determinism, and Possible Worlds

November 5, 2014
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A recent post on the IFL Science page (which I happen to like very much) discusses a new interpretation of quantum physics that was developed by a team led Howard Wiseman of Griffith University in Australia. The team recently published this paper, first authored by Michael Hall, which suggests that Quantum theory is deterministic and that all possible worlds […]

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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