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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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? ...
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 ...