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Why Study Philosophy?

This from The Atlantic. Philosophyphilosophy of economicsPhilosophy of EducationPhilosophy of historyPhilosophy of LanguagePhilosophy of mindphilosophy of religionPhilosophy of sciencephilosophy of social science

Companion to Oakeshott

At last PSUP have published the contents. ConversationMichael OakeshottNoel MalcolmOakeshottPaul FrancoPhilosophyPolitical philosophyThomas Hobbes

Turing Centenary

Conference page. Here is also one of Turing’s most famous papers: I propose to consider the question, “Can machines think?” This should begin with definitions of the meaning of the terms “machine” and “think.” The definitions might be framed so as to reflect so far as possible the normal use of the words, but this…

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…

Chalmers’ Locke Lectures

Lecture 1: A Scrutable World Handout Slides Draft MS of Constructing the World Lecture 2 (12th May): The Cosmoscope Argument Lecture 3 (19th May): The Case for A Priori Scrutability Lecture 4 (26th May): Revisability and Conceptual Change: Carnap vs. Quine Lecture 5 (2nd June): Hard Cases: Mathematics, Normativity, Ontology, Intentionality Lecture 6 (9th June):…