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Can people be trash?

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The pavel haas quartet, again

The pavel haas quartet, again
Ashwini Ashwini 4 October, 2018
← Postcard from RavelloPosted onbyPeter Smith To a packed Wigmore Hall again last week, to hear the Pavel Haas Quartet. The concert started with Schubert’s Quartettsatz and ended with Dvořák’s A flat Quartet, Op. 105, both wonderfully well played. Bu...
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Are you weird?

Are you weird?
Deepa Deepa 28 September, 2018
Please go back for a moment to my last week’s blog and look at the picture of the Müller-Lyer Illusion. The weird thing of this figure is – and that’s why we call it an illusion – that the upper line looks shorter than the line under, though actually th...
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What mary didn’t know

What mary didn’t know
Deepa Deepa 3 September, 2018
Last week I discussed a thought experiment by Hume. It says that if we know, for instance, all existing shades of blue but one, it’s possible to fill in the failing shade in your mind, without seeing it. This made me think of another thought experiment,...
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The pavel haas quartet’s dvorak, another triumph

The pavel haas quartet’s dvorak, another triumph
Deepa Deepa 3 September, 2018
← The Pavel Haas Quartet at the Edinburgh FestivalIFL2, back to the drawing board … →Posted onbyPeter Smith Photo: Smetanova Litomyšl Released near the end of 2107, it was my CD of the year; and now the Gramophone magazine have given it their Chamber ...
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Ifl2, back to the drawing board …

Ifl2, back to the drawing board …
Krishna Krishna 3 September, 2018
← The Pavel Haas Quartet’s Dvorak, another triumphPosted onbyPeter Smith Help! Well, it’s not back to square one, but it is time to radically re-think plans for the shape of the book (and what will go into it, and what will survive as online supplemen...
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Rebecca kukla on diversifying philosophy

Rebecca kukla on diversifying philosophy
Ava Ava 30 August, 2018
I'm on a mission to help diversify philosophy journals. The journals that are seen as elite in philosophy (but not only them) tend to draw on a somewhat narrow range of authors, addressing a somewhat narrow range of topics, using a somewhat narrow rang...
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Shades of blue

Shades of blue
Deepa Deepa 27 August, 2018
The cases of Swampman and Teletransport discussed in my blog last week are so-called thought experiments. These are experiments that are performed only by reasoning, so in the mind, since they cannot be performed in real for often obvious reasons. Thoug...
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The pavel haas quartet at the edinburgh festival

The pavel haas quartet at the edinburgh festival
Krishna Krishna 25 August, 2018
← Decaffeinated setsPosted onbyPeter Smith Pavel Haas Quartet Photo: Marco Borggreve With their last CD newly shortlisted for another Gramophone Award, The Pavel Haas Quartet have started their new season with a concert at the Edinburgh Festival, pla...
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Mesh wifi – deco m5

Mesh wifi – deco m5
Ava Ava 24 August, 2018
← Old GloryPosted onbyPeter Smith Not my usual sort of post, but this might be of interest to anyone out there dithering about getting a mesh wifi system for home. The take home message? Just do it, you won’t regret it — and the TP-link Deco M5 will pr...
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The swampman

The swampman
Ava Ava 20 August, 2018
Some examples devised by philosophers are weird but analytically very useful. Take this one by Donald Davidson:“Suppose lightning strikes a dead tree in a swamp; I am standing nearby. My body is reduced to its elements, while entirely by coincidence (an...
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Getting it right …

Getting it right …
Ashwini Ashwini 20 August, 2018
← IFL2: the introductory chapters againOld Glory →Posted onbyPeter Smith After a bad day battling with my intro logic book and feeling really rather despondent about it, I stumbled over this, from Philip Roth, whose Americal Pastoral I’m currently read...
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Safety culture or safety behavior?

Safety culture or safety behavior?
Ashwini Ashwini 20 August, 2018
Andrew Hopkins is a much-published expert on industrial safety who has an important set of insights into the causes of industrial accidents. Much of his career has focused on the oil and gas industry, but he has written on other sectors as well. Particu...
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Old Glory - Logic MattersLogic Matters

Old Glory - Logic MattersLogic Matters
Deepa Deepa 20 August, 2018
← Getting it right …Posted onbyPeter Smith Now, how did that happen? Wanting to re-read Jonathan Raban’s Coasting, his evocation of a journey of discovery sailing round Britain, first published over thirty years ago, I just found a couple of days ago...
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Internet in the 17th century

Internet in the 17th century
Ava Ava 13 August, 2018
Today we have the Internet. We use it for exchanging messages and information, not only privately but also, for instance, in science and in philosophy. However, how kept scientists and scholars in touch during the age of the rise of modern science and p...
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Embodied cognition

Embodied cognition
Ashwini Ashwini 13 August, 2018
Knowledge is not only in the brain. With this statement I don’t mean in this blog the “extended mind thesis”, which says that a part of the mind is outside the brain in the agent’s world. For instance, you have stored a mailing list in your computer and...
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