‘The present king of France is bald’ seems to present a logical problem that ‘the cat is on the table’ does not – there is no present king of France, so how can we assert that he is bald? 1,571 more words
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How do you define the following: philosophy, science and pseudoscience?
I try not to. Philosophy, science and pseudoscience are what Wittgenstein called family resemblance concepts. They are not identified by sharp boundaries, they grade into each other, and there is no small set of necessary and jointly sufficient conditions that one could use to arrive at a clearcut definition. 1,571 more words
Here is Michael Oakeshott in Experience and Its Modes, channeling Bradley:
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To bother about a confusion de genres is the sign of decadent thought. –But this is not the view of the matter I have come to take.
Here is a brief update of all the things I have recently been working on.