Question about Justice - Charles Taliaferro responds

Is any society that uses money in some degree a capitalist society, even the ex-Soviet Union? I hear arguments everyday from others and the media that a free society must necessarily be a capitalist
Is any society that uses money in some degree a capitalist society, even the ex-Soviet Union? I hear arguments everyday from others and the media that a free society must necessarily be a capitalist [More]

Crackpot science of generational analysis

Are generations real? Social scientists routinely make claims about millennials and boomers, but that may be little more than poll-sifted conjecture…
Are generations real? Social scientists routinely make claims about millennials and boomers, but that may be little more than poll-sifted conjecture… [More]

Madness and the Muse

That tenacious stock character, the depressed writer. Hemingway, Woolf, Wallace: We divine a link between creativity and madness. But is it a fiction?…
That tenacious stock character, the depressed writer. Hemingway, Woolf, Wallace: We divine a link between creativity and madness. But is it a fiction?… [More]

Political Order and Political Decay

Francis Fukuyama believes that liberal democracy is the destination of humankind. His case is undermined in a new book by Francis Fukuyama…
Francis Fukuyama believes that liberal democracy is the destination of humankind. His case is undermined in a new book by Francis Fukuyama… [More]

X-Phi of Free Will in New Scientist Magazine

With a really nice piece about the recent paper by Eddy Nahmias, Jason Shepard and Shane Reuter. A big congratulations to the three of
With a really nice piece about the recent paper by Eddy Nahmias, Jason Shepard and Shane Reuter. A big congratulations to the three of [More]

Linear Logic

[Revised entry by Roberto Di Cosmo and Dale Miller on September 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Linear logic is a refinement of classical and intuitionistic logic. Instead of
[Revised entry by Roberto Di Cosmo and Dale Miller on September 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Linear logic is a refinement of classical and intuitionistic logic. Instead of [More]

David Lewis

[Revised entry by Brian Weatherson on September 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] David Lewis (1941 - 2001) was one of the most important philosophers of the 20th Century. He made
[Revised entry by Brian Weatherson on September 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] David Lewis (1941 - 2001) was one of the most important philosophers of the 20th Century. He made [More]

Graduate Programs and Experimental Philosophy

There is an ongoing Facebook thread about potential graduate programs for students who have an interest in doing experimental philosophy. The last time I posted about this issue, I cast the net
There is an ongoing Facebook thread about potential graduate programs for students who have an interest in doing experimental philosophy. The last time I posted about this issue, I cast the net [More]

Folk Teleology and Persistence: Debunking Folk Intuitions and Endorsing the Expertise Defense

How do ordinary material objects persist? For instance, if a rock is smashed to pieces with a hammer, does it survive the smashing? Or, if a rock is hit with a hammer and chipped, does the rock
How do ordinary material objects persist? For instance, if a rock is smashed to pieces with a hammer, does it survive the smashing? Or, if a rock is hit with a hammer and chipped, does the rock [More]

Question about Physics - Miriam Solomon responds

Hi, If there are truly random events in the Universe like Quantum Mechancis seems to suggest then even if we had a computer that knew everything about the Universe at t1 then it would stil fail to
Hi, If there are truly random events in the Universe like Quantum Mechancis seems to suggest then even if we had a computer that knew everything about the Universe at t1 then it would stil fail to [More]