Monthly Archives: April 2012

Comments on a couple of nonphilosophers doing some philosophy

Believe me when I say I am not one of those narrow-minded disciplinarians who believe knowledgeable people should stick to their own turf and never meddle in other people’s business. Indeed, one of my chief disappointments is that we live … Continue reading

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Hume, the mind, and the world

(Reflections on Peter Kail’s Projection and Realism in Hume’s Philosophy. Oxford, 2007.) The main point of this book is to understand what Hume thinks we “project” upon the world, and what Hume thinks really does exist apart from our perceptions. … Continue reading

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Trying to become what you is

I was in Seattle over this past weekend, and anyone walking the downtown streets could not fail to notice that about 1 in 10 people were dressed like Japanese manga characters. It was “Sakura Con 2012”, where hundreds of people … Continue reading

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