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Some results on the limits of thought
(2018-01-31) - Journal article,
Generalizing on some arguments due to Arthur Prior and Dmitry Mirimanoff, we provide some further limitative results on what can be thought.
Towards a cosmopolitan anthropology of Anyone : a response to Brigitte Lewis
(2017-12-01) - Journal article,
In response to a critique of ‘cosmopolitanism’ and what it might offer ‘anthropology’, this article sets out to formulate a relation between the two that encompasses an ambitious programme of both knowledge and justice. A ...
Knowing what things look like
(2017-01) - Journal article,
Walking through the supermarket, I see the avocados. I know they are avocados. Similarly, if you see a pumpkin on my office desk, you can know it’s a pumpkin from its looks. The phenomenology in such cases is that of “just ...
Looks and perceptual justification
(2018-01-13) - Journal article,
Imagine I hold up a Granny Smith apple for all to see. You would thereby gain justified beliefs that it was green, that it was apple, and that it is a Granny Smith apple. Under classical foundationalism, such simple visual ...
Discomfiture in time; and the future as birthright
(2017) - Journal article,
Defeating pragmatic encroachment?
(2018-07) - Journal article,
This paper examines the prospects of a prima facie attractive response to Fantl and McGrath's argument for pragmatic encroachment. The response concedes that if one knows a proposition to be true then that proposition is ...
Being undisciplined : doing justice to the immensity of human experience
(2017-03-27) - Journal article,
This monograph has been an appraisal of the anthropology of Britain as a project. In this final piece, the volume is reviewed and an argument is made along Kierkegaardian lines. Human life is an inward, personal adventure, ...
Revisiting first contacts on the Amazon 1500-1562
(2017-12) - Journal article,
This article revisits four well-known accounts of the first European encounters with Amerindians in the Amazon. The sporadic character of these encounters make the impact on Amerindian societies irregular and uneven. My ...
(2018-06) - Journal article,
Contemporary social-scientific research seeks to identify specific causal mechanisms for outcomes of theoretical interest. Experiments that randomize populations to treatment and control conditions are the “gold standard” ...
Intellectual skill and the Rylean regress
(2017-04-01) - Journal article,
Intelligent activity requires the use of various intellectual skills. While these skills are connected to knowledge, they should not be identified with knowledge. There are realistic examples where the skills in question ...