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[Review of the book Everything Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic, by JcCawley]Download
Introduction: James McCawley is a noted linguist whose concern with semantic matters in dealing with linguistic issues is well-known amongst philosophers of language. McCawley's goal here was to write a textbook that surveyed all those areas of logic he thinks are potentially of use in analyzing...
Introduction: Imagine David Lewis, David Armstrong and Peter van Inwagen involved in a debate that starts with the hypothesis “If One is” and purports to deduce from it the conclusion “Then, chopped up by Being, it is many and unlimited in multitude”. Verity Harte’s groundbreaking and insightful...
Introduction: ‘Fuzzy logic’ means different things to different people. For some it is a philosophy of life— “a way to break the stranglehold that the black-and-white thinking of the Western tradition has upon us.” For others it is a more accurate way of describing our ordinary language (and...
Introduction: Paul Hoffman's collection Essays on Descartes comes in a plain, not-quite-brown wrapper that camouflages the trailblazing work within. Hoffman is among the very first of recent Anglophone commentators to examine Descartes's anthropology (by which I mean his account of the full,...
[Review of the book The Architecture of the Mind: Massive Modularity and the Flexibility of Thought, by Parruthers]Download
Introduction: Recent cognitive developmental psychology lend support to the idea that the mind consists of distinct domain-specific modules (e.g., a folk physics, a folk biology, and a folk psychological mind-reading module), rather than a single all-purpose reasoning system. In evolutionary...
[Review of the book Reading Dewey: Interpretations for a Postmodern Generation, by edickman]Download
Introduction: Anthologies of expository and critical essays on the philosophy of John Dewey are appearing with ever more frequency, testifying to the resilience of pragmatism and of Dewey's own peculiar contributions to this tradition. Presumably for this reason the editor, Larry Hickman, felt it...
[Review of the book Words Without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity, by Haycock]Download
Introduction: Many languages mark a distinction which is commonly referred to as the “mass/count- distinction”; e.g., the distinction between the two occurrences of ‘hair’ in ‘There is hairin my soup’ and ‘There is a hair in my soup’. Often, the mass/count-distinction is drawn primarily with...
[Review of the book Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives, by P.K. Stanford]Download
Introduction: What makes Kyle Stanford’s book on scientific realism so valuable to philosophers of science is that it both presents new philosophical ideas and bases its argument on a detailed study of the history of science. While scientific realism—the idea that our most well‐confirmed theories...
The Powers of Jean-Luc Nancy's Thinkingn Encounter With: Ignaas Devisch, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Community, Daniele Rugo, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence and Frédéric Neyrat, Le communisme existentiel de Jean-Luc NancyDownload
Introduction: Scholarship on Jean-Luc Nancy in the English-speaking world has been growing in the past few years, but most publications have taken the form of edited collections or single journal articles.1 It is therefore encouraging to see two book-length studies published by Bloomsbury. Both...
Introduction: J. E. Tiles's interesting study of John Dewey's thought takes issue with recent accounts of Dewey's role in twentieth-century philosophy. The nominal subject of his opening remarks is Richard Rorty, but his criticisms are directed against any interpretation of Dewey's work as an...