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Notes on Brandom's Logical Expressivism

In the last week or so I’ve been struggling through Robert Brandom’s Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism, which despite being intended as a primer to his significantly more expansive Making It Explicit is something of a tough cookie in itself. 1,067 more words


Thinking about Thinking 3: Statistical modes

Statistical thinking is one of the most important formal methods of engaging reality available to human beings. Sadly, it is also one of the more difficult, because human beings, in general, have absolutely no intuitive sense regarding probabilistic claims or statistical analyses. 1,026 more words

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Thinking about Thinking 2: Algebraic Reasoning

“I’m never going to use that!” Variations of this war cry are frequently lodged in protest against that Torquemada-ish, 7th level of hell known as “high school algebra.” I am inclined to sympathize with this lament, but not for the reasons one might suppose. 1,330 more words

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Thinking About Thinking 1

The study of philosophy – whether as an academic discipline, or the individually engaged pursuit of wisdom – has often been called “thinking about thinking.” This is a fairly vacuous description, not because it is wrong, but because it is so egregiously vague as to provide nothing beyond a comfortingly information-free verbalization that does not require us to attend to even a fourth word. 1,204 more words

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