Monthly Archives: December 2008

What have I missed?

It’s around now that the reviews pages and the literary supplements carry lists of their Books of the Year. So what really worthwhile books on logic matters were first published in 2008? Alan Sokal’s Beyond the Hoax is amusing in … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, reading Giaquinto

I’m still working away on Parsons’s book — and I’m rather stumped by his claims about “intuitive knowledge”. One worry is this: he introduces the notion in cases where we acquire propositional knowledge by, as it were, “just seeing” e.g. … Continue reading

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Darwin Day!

There has just been a national petition started, supporting a proposal to make Charles Darwin’s birthday (12th February) a UK Bank Holiday. Well yes, let’s celebrate the great man — and just possibly send a signal marking some opposition to … Continue reading

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Fraser MacBride moving to Cambridge

Delighted to report that Fraser MacBride has accepted the offer of a job in the Cambridge philosophy faculty. A terrific outcome for our recent appointment process. And a real strengthening of philosophy of maths as well as metaphysics here (as … Continue reading

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