Monthly Archives: December 2010

Are Philosophers Giving Up on Reason?

I recently read What Philosophers Know, by Gary Gutting, for one of my philosophy courses. The book is, in essence, an attempt at rebutting skeptics of philosophy who say that philosophers have not established any disciplinary knowledge; the idea is … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t fill out the Student Evaluations

So, I realize that student evaluations of their professors are, in principle, great. Still, I didn’t fill out any, for a number of reasons. Most of these were ones that can’t be avoided by those handing out the evaluations – … Continue reading

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Refuting the Zombie Argument, part II

So, we’ve established in part 1 that, among other things, the zombie argument can only have any weight if the conceivability of zombies can be justified. Of course, there is a justification offered. The argument goes roughly like so: 1.      … Continue reading

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Refuting the Zombie Argument, part I

Recently while I was reading Philosophy, etc., I noticed that one of his featured posts was on “Understanding (zombie) conceivability arguments,” and so I took a look at his summation & two-part defense of (zombie) conceivability arguments. He argues that … Continue reading

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