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]

Why I Hope to Die at 75

Americans are a people obsessed with living longer, a misguided and destructive obsession, says Ezekiel Emanuel. He wants to die at 75…
Americans are a people obsessed with living longer, a misguided and destructive obsession, says Ezekiel Emanuel. He wants to die at 75… [More]

History of the color green

How can one shade evoke sickness, hope, hazard, the supernatural? Colors are uncertain things, green not least among them…
How can one shade evoke sickness, hope, hazard, the supernatural? Colors are uncertain things, green not least among them… [More]