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Can you spot the barber Russell?

It’s been a while since we posted the last entry! I was finishing my PhD thesis (which has been finally ended and defended) and we were pretty busy. 14 more words


Can we solve Zeno's and other chocolate paradoxes?

Zeno of Elea was a Greek philosopher of the 5th century BC, best known for his paradoxes of motion, described by Aristotle in his ‘Physics’. Of these perhaps the best known is his paradox of the tortoise and Achilles, in its various forms. 689 more words


Does Tolerance + Acceptance Equate to Love?

Tolerance: a fair, objective and permissive attitude toward opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from one’s own.

The world, well, America at least, has found a new addiction: tolerance. 947 more words

Boxes, labels and shelves

My condo is usually at least a little bit messy. Right now, two empty water glasses sit on the end table beside my couch amongst nail polish bottles, earbuds and a plate from last night’s dinner. 612 more words


Simpson's Paradox: The puzzle that could save your life.

Was the University of California, Berkeley, guilty of gross discrimination in their entry standards? This was a cause celebre of the early 1970s and the basis of legal action for alleged bias against women applicants. 690 more words


Paradoxes to drive you mad

I came across these paradoxes that I think are really cool. If these drive you a little crazy, don’t worry.

  1. Grandfather Paradox– Imagine that you go back in time and kill your grandfather.
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7 April, 2017 19:35

Rational warrant
Philosopher Stephen Toulmin is notable for his work in the history of ideas that features the (rational) warrant: a statement that connects the premises to a conclusion. 246 more words