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Galen Strawson of Mind and Matter

Galen Strawson, Things That Bother Me: Death, Freedom, the Self, Etc, (New York, New York Review Books, 2018). It would be tempting to attribute Galen Strawson’s peculiar brand of naturalism to the hashish and the LCD, but readers of this … Continue reading

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Algebra and A General Theory of Logic

Michael Friedman’s Reconsidering Logical Positivism, which I have read before but recently got in the mail, is a very good and important book which argues, persuasively, that the dominant interpretation of logical positivism within the Anglo sphere is wrong. It’s … Continue reading

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Well That About Wraps It Up For God: Schrodinger’s Cat Shows There is No God.

Some more wacky summer fun. We’ve all heard of Schrodinger’s Cat paradox, for details of the experimental set up see this nice little primer. After one hour of what Schrodinger referred to as his “diabolical experiment,” thankfully also a gedankenexperiment, … Continue reading

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Why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richard Feynman had a curious relationship with philosophy; he was quite the philosopher, in my opinion. Have a look at this masterful discussion of the question; why?! This is just joyful.

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Was Frege a Quack?

The duck has become the symbol of the Ne Da(vi)mo Beograd protest movement (a play on words which means both “we will not give up Belgrade” and “we will not drown Belgrade”), that is gathering momentum in Serbia. At issue … Continue reading

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Why the Efficient Market Hypothesis is Correct

According to neoclassical free market economics, which has it that markets know best, markets are efficient as they incorporate all available information. In particular, financial markets are efficient and they are not prone to mania, bubbles, and spectacular crashes. This … Continue reading

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The Gettier Problem in the Philosophy of Science.

Philosophy of science has a curious relationship to epistemology, or the theory of knowledge. There is little doubt that in the 20th century the philosophy of science took on a life of its own largely independent of epistemology. Interestingly, given … Continue reading

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Logic and Mind: The Poverty of Adaptation and the Philosophy of Logic Naturalised

One often comes across many “just so stories” in the context of human evolution. One field that has, or perhaps had, almost turned this into an art form is evolutionary epistemology. Take say the following just so story, typical of … Continue reading

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