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Philosophy of Time

Here’s a very crisp articulation by Jonathan Tallant explaining McTaggart’s famous A and B series of time and more besides. It was the late Michael Dummett (Truth and Other Enigmas, 1978) who made me want to take another look at McTaggart’s argument, surprisingly not referenced in the SEP entry. Here’s McTaggart’s original paper and a freely available commentary paper on Dummett’s McTaggart.…

Michael Dummett

Telegraph obituary My favourite Dummett book: Truth and Other Enigmas. My favourite Dummett paper:  A Defense of Mctaggart’s Proof of the Unreality of Time. Here is Steve Pyke’s superb portrait. Michael Dummett Oxford 21 May 1990 Philosophy attempts, not to discover new truths about the world, but to gain a clear view of what we already…

Anglo-American Idealism

I want to give a plug for this new book edited by James Connelly and Stamatoula Panagakou. They have worked tirelessly in keeping interest in idealism alive and have brought together a who’s who of experts in this field. However unfashionable and derided idealism might be, I for one still find it a fertile tradition…