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On Science

There is a common belief that the closer we get to science, the closer we get to truth. This belief is commonly expressed in terms of the objectivity of science, its “over-there-ness” where it stands independently of human knowing. 1,167 more words


Interesting and in a sense amusing, Wittgenstein in the Tractatus: he stands imperious and proud as a child who has produced the first clear note on an instrument on which, in a room out of sight, the Chan masters are at play in virtuosity. 30 more words


The trouble with 'art'

When we ask “What is art?” what we are often really asking is “What kind of thing is art?” Every adult speaker of English has learned to use the word ‘art’, so obviously we must know what it means. 1,265 more words


Uncomfortable questions for the arts

For some time now I have been paying attention to conversations in the arts concerned with how we justify the arts in our lives, how we make the case for the arts to others, and why the arts should matter to anyone in general. 933 more words


Problems at the Intersection of Aesthetics and Ethics

The very excellent Seth Vannatta in Response: The Digital Journal of Popular Culture Scholarship. I’d suggest that readers also think about Wittgenstein’s idea in the… 32 more words


"Metadreaming" / Memorable Fancies #1169

[“Someone says ‘I believe I am now dreaming’” – Wittgenstein]

I dreamed I was dreaming, and then I woke – or was I still dreaming even then? 15 more words


Adam Smith's Sympathetic Imagination: A Reply to Lennon, Millicent Churcher

Author Information: Millicent Churcher, The University of Sydney, millicent.churcher@sydney.edu.au

Churcher, Millicent. “Adam Smith’s Sympathetic Imagination: A Reply to Lennon.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective… 2,897 more words

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