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Anscombe and Geach on Mind and the Soul
(2016-05-04) - Journal article,
Anscombe and Geach were among the most interesting philosophers to have come out of Oxford in the twentieth century. Even before they encountered Wittgenstein, they had begun to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries, ...
ACPQ Special Issue on Elizabeth Anscombe : Editor's Introduction
(2016-06-01) - Journal item,
Introduction to Special Issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly on The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe
On the indeterminacy of the meter
(2017-12-01) - Journal article,
In the International System of Units (SI), ‘meter’ is defined in terms of seconds and the speed of light, and ‘second’ is defined in terms of properties of cesium 133 atoms. I show that one consequence of these definitions ...
There’s plenty of Boole at the bottom : a reversible CA against information entropy
(2016-12) - Journal article,
“There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, said the title of Richard Feynman’s 1959 seminal conference at the California Institute of Technology. Fifty years on, nanotechnologies have led computer scientists to pay close ...
Conceivability and possibility : some dilemmas for Humeans
(2018-06) - Journal article,
The Humean view that conceivability entails possibility can be criticized via input from cognitive psychology. A mainstream view here has it that there are two candidate codings for mental representations (one of them ...
Impossible worlds and the logic of imagination
(2017-12) - Journal article,
I want to model a finite, fallible cognitive agent who imagines that p in the sense of mentally representing a scenario—a configuration of objects and properties—correctly described by p. I propose to capture imagination, ...
Taming the runabout imagination ticket
(2018-03-13) - Journal article,
The ‘puzzle of imaginative use’ (Kind and Kung in Knowledge through imagination, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016) asks: given that imagination is arbitrary escape from reality, how can it have any epistemic value? ...
Counting the Particles : Entity and Identity in the Philosophy of Physics
(2017-04-01) - Journal article,
I would like to attack a certain view: The view that the concept of identity can fail to apply to some things although, for some positive integer n, we have n of them. The idea of entities without self-identity is seriously ...
Simple hyperintensional belief revision
(2018-02-05) - Journal article,
I present a possible worlds semantics for a hyperintensional belief revision operator, which reduces the logical idealization of cognitive agents affecting similar operators in doxastic and epistemic logics, as well as in ...
Truth in fiction, impossible worlds, and belief revision
(2018-02-27) - Journal article,
We present a theory of truth in fiction that improves on Lewis's  ‘Analysis 2’ in two ways. First, we expand Lewis's possible worlds apparatus by adding non-normal or impossible worlds. Second, we model truth in ...