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2. the intentionality of memory

2. the intentionality of memory
Krishna Krishna 6 hours, 31 minutes ago
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Uniquely parsing polish notation?

Uniquely parsing polish notation?
Deepa Deepa 6 hours, 36 minutes ago
← It is not the case that PPosted onbyPeter Smith Another end-of-chapter exercise in IFL2 very briefly introduces Polish notation for propositional logic, and invites you to construe a few Polish wffs, and (going in the other direction) to render some ...
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The art people like

The art people like
Ashwini Ashwini 4 days, 12 hours ago
Last weekend I participated in the local art route. During an art route, all participating artists in a town keep open house. This involves that everyone interested in art can visit the studios or workshops of the participating artists, like painters, s...
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Truth trees for propositional and predicate logic

Truth trees for propositional and predicate logic
Krishna Krishna 8 days ago
← It has to be lived …Broad on the subject-matter of philosophy →Posted onbyPeter Smith With IFL2 (the book itself) temporarily put aside, I’m turning to the task of putting together its associated webpages. The initial effort will go into supplying  ...
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It has to be lived …

It has to be lived …
Deepa Deepa 5 October, 2019
← Sound the trumpet!Posted onbyPeter Smith  This entry was posted in This and that. Bookmark the permalink. ← Sound the trumpet!Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comm...
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Flood plains and land use

Flood plains and land use
Ava Ava 30 September, 2019
An increasingly pressing consequence of climate change is the rising threat of flood in coastal and riverine communities. And yet a combination of Federal and local policies have created land use incentives that have led to increasing development in flo...
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Kojève on freedom

Kojève on freedom
Ashwini Ashwini 30 September, 2019
An earlier post highlighted Alexandre Kojève's presentation of Hegel's rich conception of labor, freedom, and human self-creation. This account is contained in Kojève's analysis of the Master-Slave section of Hegel's Phenomenology in Kojève's Introducti...
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A note on the failure and success of actions

A note on the failure and success of actions
Ashwini Ashwini 30 September, 2019
Sometimes an action leads to a dead end.Being able to act is one of the foundations of human life. I think that it’s even more basic than being able to think. That’s why in one of my blogs I replaced Descartes’s famous “I think, therefore I am” by “I ac...
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Soundness, completeness, aesthetics

Soundness, completeness, aesthetics
Ava Ava 27 September, 2019
← J. Donald Monk, Mathematical Logic and Lectures on Set TheoryPosted onbyPeter Smith There’s one big change in the latest version of IFL2. I’ve taken up a good suggestion (in so doing, once more appreciating the kindness of strangers), and I have re-a...
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The layers of pagliacci

The layers of pagliacci
Ava Ava 23 September, 2019
The cast of Pagliacci receiving the applaus in The National Opera in AmsterdamIn Leoncavallo’s opera “Pagliacci” the actors Canio and Nedda act in a stage play in which Pagliaccio (played by Canio) is deceived by his wife Colombina (Nedda) and kills her...
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J. donald monk, mathematical logic and lectures on set theory

J. donald monk, mathematical logic and lectures on set theory
Ava Ava 18 September, 2019
← ModernizingPosted onbyPeter Smith I have only just noticed that J. Donald Monk has made his admirable Mathematical Logic(Springer, 1976) freely available for download, which could well be of interest to some readers here. A smaller number of discern...
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The solar cell paradox

The solar cell paradox
Ashwini Ashwini 16 September, 2019
The solar panels on the roof of my houseI think that every reasonable person will agree that we live in an age of global warming and that the main cause of this global warming is the behaviour of man. We simply use too much energy and moreover we use en...
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Subjective and objective methods

Subjective and objective methods
Deepa Deepa 15 September, 2019
Monument for the Battle of Heiligerlee, at Heiligerlee, NetherlandsHistory is man-made and so it must be studied by methods that reflect that history is man-made. This means that there is no place for the objective methods of the exact sciences in the s...
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Modernizing

Modernizing
Deepa Deepa 15 September, 2019
← Rachel Podger in conversationPosted onbyPeter Smith There have been two big distractions from blogging over the last month. Well, there have been three if you count the political chaos here in the UK, and the unnerving sense that things really are fa...
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