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A lost library

A lost library
Ashwini Ashwini 23 hours, 17 minutes ago
Montaigne's study in his castle. On the wall the points where his book cases had been attached can still be seen.Montaigne loved books. He had a large collection of books. About thousand books. Maybe it’s not impressive in view of what many people have ...
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A new action-based theory of spatial perception

A new action-based theory of spatial perception
Krishna Krishna 1 day, 14 hours ago
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Dreidel: a seemingly foolish game that contains the moral world in miniature

Dreidel: a seemingly foolish game that contains the moral world in miniature
Ava Ava 2 days, 4 hours ago
[Also appearing in today's LA Times. Happy first night of Hannukah!] Superficially, dreidel appears to be a simple game of luck, and a badly designed game at that. It lacks balance, clarity, and (apparently) meaningful strategic choice. From this pers...
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Is well-being a number?

Is well-being a number?
Deepa Deepa 1 day, 15 hours ago
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When i were a lad …

When i were a lad …
Krishna Krishna 2 days, 8 hours ago
← Excellence for free! — and any others I should know about?Logic books of the year? →Posted onbyPeter Smith When I were a lad, a conference on logic/phil maths was rare indeed, and got you a wet weekend in Keele, if you were lucky. Now there are more ...
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Varieties of organizational dysfunction

Varieties of organizational dysfunction
Ashwini Ashwini 3 days, 6 hours ago
Several earlier posts have made the point that important technology failures often include organizational faults in their causal background.It is certainly true that most important accidents have multiple causes, and it is crucial to have as good an und...
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Women have been earning 30-34% of philosophy bas in the u.s. since approximately forever*

Women have been earning 30-34% of philosophy bas in the u.s. since approximately forever*
Ashwini Ashwini 6 days ago
* for values of "forever" ≤ 30 years. The National Center for Education Statistics has data on the gender of virtually all Bachelor's degree recipients in the U.S. back into the 1980s, publicly available through the IPEDS database. For Philosophy, the ...
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Organizational dysfunction

Organizational dysfunction
Ava Ava 7 days ago
What is a dysfunction when it comes to the normal workings of an organization? In order to identify dysfunctions we need to have a prior conception of the "purpose" or "agreed upon goals" of an organization. Fiscal agencies collect taxes; child protecti...
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Berent enç on free will

Berent enç on free will
Ashwini Ashwini 8 days ago
I have something to put right, for I made a mistake. Yes, such things happen sometimes, and probably I make even more mistakes than I realize. Anyway, it’s a mistake I discovered myself. In my last blog I wrote that Berent Enç ignores the problem of the...
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2. psychological and computational models of sentence processing

2. psychological and computational models of sentence processing
Deepa Deepa 8 days ago
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Now featured

Now featured
Ashwini Ashwini 8 days ago
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Is there a single concept of well-being?

Is there a single concept of well-being?
Krishna Krishna 8 days ago
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Excellence for free! — and any others i should know about?

Excellence for free! — and any others i should know about?
Krishna Krishna 8 days ago
← Opera in PraguePosted onbyPeter Smith It is very good to note that the excellent A Friendly Introduction to Mathematical Logic the book’s webpage here (as well as still being available as a very reasonable paperback). Looking ahead a few weeks, I am...
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Can the science of well-being be value free?

Can the science of well-being be value free?
Krishna Krishna 9 days ago
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In memoriam: jerry fodor (1935-2017)

In memoriam: jerry fodor (1935-2017)
Ava Ava 6 December, 2017
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1. the ontology, epistemology, and methodology of linguistics

1. the ontology, epistemology, and methodology of linguistics
Ashwini Ashwini 6 December, 2017
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Aiming for moral mediocrity

Aiming for moral mediocrity
Ava Ava 5 December, 2017
I've been working on this essay off and on for years, "Aiming for Moral Mediocrity". I think I've finally pounded it into circulating shape and I'm ready for feedback. I have an empirical thesis and a normative thesis. The empirical thesis is that mos...
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Collapse of eastern european communisms

Collapse of eastern european communisms
Krishna Krishna 5 December, 2017
An earlier post commented on Tony Judt's magnificent book Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945. There I focused on the story he tells of the brutality of the creation of Communist Party dictatorships across Eastern Europe (link). Equally fascinating ...
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What to expect when you are theorising well-being?

What to expect when you are theorising well-being?
Krishna Krishna 5 December, 2017
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New perspectives on chinese authoritarianism

New perspectives on chinese authoritarianism
Deepa Deepa 5 December, 2017
The question of China's political future is an important one and a difficult one. Will China evolve towards a political system that embodies real legal protections for the rights of its citizens and some version of democratic institutions of government?...
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