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The “But you can’t do that!” gambit, rejected

August 14, 2017 by

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It is common enough to run across arguments talking about how certain sorts of philosophical positions have corrupted the modern academy, destroying an intellectual commitment to truth in favor of some other set of values. These claims have come up regularly in disputes over "the atheistic worldview," post-modernism, and moral relativism.

Call for Applications: Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students

December 23, 2016 by

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I was reminded by Alison’s post yesterday, that the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) has recently put out their call for applications for their summer school for women. It is the fourth iteration of this summer school, and this year’s lecturers are a veritable who’s who of mathematical philosophy. Applications are due March 5th, […]

Grinworthy Quotes (11)

November 16, 2015 by

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Here are the final three sentences of Alberto Coffa’s “Kant, Bolzano, and the Emergence of Logicism” (Journal of Philosophy, 74, 1982, p. 689): When concepts were finally wedded to the word, a priori knowledge turned from true in virtue of concepts to true in virtue of meanings—as Carnap put it—or true ex vi terminorum—as Wilfred […]

Data Analysis, Models, and Knowledge (Applied Epistemology)

February 21, 2013 by

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Most of my recent philosophical research has been in the area of epistemology—the theory of knowledge. Knowledge is a familiar concept among most people, but mainstream epistemology has turned it into something that is only shared within the small confines of philosophers. As a consequence, epistemologists have robbed common folk of knowledge! The transformation of knowledge […]

‘Know How’ or ‘Know That’?

February 20, 2013 by

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**I know that moving the pedals forward moves a bike. I know that holding on to the handlebars and turning them when appropriate will steer the bike. I know that squeezing the right lever on the handle bars will engage the rear brake and slow down the bike’s momentum. Do I know how to ride a bike? Intellectually, I can explain to someone […]

Some Opening Remarks

May 22, 2012 by

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My aim for setting up this blog is to foster an intellectual web discussion by both philosopher’s and non-philosopher’s alike by raising some concerns and posing some questions that come about while  researching in the areas of Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology. I invite comments and discussion from all disciplines and not only from my colleagues […]