status update: i have not fallen off the map. i’ve been under influence. of a creepy virus, freely donated by countless students.
when i am not asleep, or in class, i read. 151 more words
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Imagine a history book that examines the philosophical foundations of mathematics, specifically the quest that culminated in the years leading up to the First World War to establish all mathematical reasoning on a firm logical basis. 1,159 more words
Did the derangement of the nineteenth century French poets enhance their awarenesses or blunt them? We understand why we think as we do because of the foundations they established to advance the idea that our environment is understood in large part by the ideas with which we understand our experience. 173 more words
Jungian typology has become popular worldwide. Especially with the development of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). However it’s reputation among academics is not very good. One common reason for disapproval is its lack of scientific evidence. 5,519 more words
next week the forum will continue with the Investigations for a third week, this time considering sections 180-347. The meeting will be held in UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.
In this paper, I argue that Kripke is mistaken in classing ‘pain’ as a rigid designator and that Wittgenstein had it right in that “the grammar of the expression of sensation” cannot use the “model of ‘object’ and ‘designation’. 2,803 more words