Christine Ladd-Franklin (1847-1930) was a philosopher, logician, and psychologist. A student of C. S. Peirce, she made numerous contributions to psycho…
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How should we translate this into a logical sentence in order to capture everything that’s going on here? First, we could just translate it as “P” but …
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In logic a designated value is a valuation of sentences in the logic that is preserved by entailments. In other words, if we define a logic L=⟨P,F,⊢⟩ w…
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When we think about giving a “logic” of something, what guides our choices? What makes some concepts logically apt while others seem to resist formaliz…
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I often want a list of properties that can obtain for two-place relations and don’t have a good place to look them up. Here is an ongoing list. First, …
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Right now I’m reading Generous Thinking by Kathleen Fitzpatrick. (link) It’s an interesting, challenging book. Fitzpatrick’s thesis is that the crises …
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We’re starting a podcast on the intersection of philosophy and parenthood. Listen to our first episode at the link below! https://soundcloud.com/midwes…
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Who should count as a co-author on a paper?In many scientific fields, co-authorship is distributed liberally among members of a lab, collaborators, advisers and students, etc. In philosop…
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What role should academic philosophers have in changing the world?
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Mīmāṃsā is an orthodox (roughly, pro-Vedic) school of Hindu philosophy. Recently, several philosophers (see e.g. Ciabattoni, et. al. 2013, Srinivasan a…
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This is pretty underdeveloped, but bear with me. Modal logic is the study of logics that include modalities. For propositional logics, a modality is a …
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What does building dual power in philosophy look like?What are the main functions of an academic discipline that are worth reproducing? Which of these things can we maintain while building a new, he…
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