Among the Disrupted

Amid the rise of technologism and scientism, the replacement of wisdom by quantification, and the recasting of life as data, what’s become of humanism?…
Amid the rise of technologism and scientism, the replacement of wisdom by quantification, and the recasting of life as data, what’s become of humanism?… [More]

Negation

[New Entry by Laurence R. Horn and Heinrich Wansing on January 7, 2015.] Negation is in the first place a phenomenon of semantical opposition. As such, negation relates an expression $e$ to another
[New Entry by Laurence R. Horn and Heinrich Wansing on January 7, 2015.] Negation is in the first place a phenomenon of semantical opposition. As such, negation relates an expression $e$ to another [More]

Semantic Conceptions of Information

[Revised entry by Luciano Floridi on January 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "I love information upon all subjects that come in my way, and especially upon those that are most
[Revised entry by Luciano Floridi on January 7, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "I love information upon all subjects that come in my way, and especially upon those that are most [More]

Experimental Philosophy Graduate Programs

Thanks to Joshua Knobe and Christian Mott for doing a great service to our community by putting together a Wiki for places to do graduate work in experimental philosophy. It's an amazing tool for
Thanks to Joshua Knobe and Christian Mott for doing a great service to our community by putting together a Wiki for places to do graduate work in experimental philosophy. It's an amazing tool for [More]

Question about Abortion - Allen Stairs responds

If it is illegal for a rape victim to kill the rapist after the fact, then why should it be legal for the rape victim to kill a baby that is the product of the rape? It seems to me that abortion is
If it is illegal for a rape victim to kill the rapist after the fact, then why should it be legal for the rape victim to kill a baby that is the product of the rape? It seems to me that abortion is [More]

Of Lies & Disagreements

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/2119780 When people disagree on controversial issues it is not uncommon for one person to accuse another of lying. In some cases this accusation is clearly
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/2119780 When people disagree on controversial issues it is not uncommon for one person to accuse another of lying. In some cases this accusation is clearly [More]

The Modal Problem Improved

There’s a good version of the modal problem of evil in Ted Guleserian’s (TG), ‘God and Possible Worlds: The Modal Problem of Evil’ (GPW) in Nous (1983). GPW is directly
There’s a good version of the modal problem of evil in Ted Guleserian’s (TG), ‘God and Possible Worlds: The Modal Problem of Evil’ (GPW) in Nous (1983). GPW is directly [More]

Losing the Canon?

Yes, the canon is subjective and flawed. But the idea of maintaining one is not. It’s crucial to distinguish between the great and the good…
Yes, the canon is subjective and flawed. But the idea of maintaining one is not. It’s crucial to distinguish between the great and the good… [More]

How Cliché

Clichés in context. At best they help us understand our commonality; at worst they replace our thoughts entirely…
Clichés in context. At best they help us understand our commonality; at worst they replace our thoughts entirely… [More]

Writers and Gardens

Voltaire’s garden was an ethical statement, edited by 23 gardeners; Emily Dickinson’s was a place for private retreat. What–if anything–can we learn from an author’s
Voltaire’s garden was an ethical statement, edited by 23 gardeners; Emily Dickinson’s was a place for private retreat. What–if anything–can we learn from an author’s [More]