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Proof Complexity

Here is another new logic book from CUP, Proof Complexity by Jan Krajíček. This is a rather weighty (and very pricey) tome by a distinguished author in a weighty (and distinguished) series. Maybe it is not the place to start if … Continue reading → The post Proof Complexity appeared first on Logic [More]

The Logic of Conspiracy Theories I: Argument from Authority

While the details of each conspiracy theory vary, they typically involve attributing excessive power and influence to a small group engaging in nefarious activities. A classic example is the notion that NASA faked the moon landings. There are also many “false flag” conspiracy theories that range from the idea that the Bush administration was behind [More]

How to Argue With People

Talking with people about difficult or controversial topics can be a real challenge (and it seems there are plenty of those conversations these days). This article covers the basics of argumentation and offers some strategies on how to make difficult conversations with people more productive. [More]

Short Little Lessons in Logic: Truth Function

The type of logic we’ve been studying in this series is called “truth-functional” logic. In this lesson, we’ll learn more about what that term means and how understanding truth function can help us better analyze truth value. We'll also take a look at the puzzling case of the conditional and learn how to understand the truth values of this operator. [More]

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  • Professor of Religion and Professor of Philosophy
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  • Focuses on Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion
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  • Teaches Philosophy at Portland State University (Oregon)
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