Author Archives: screwplato

Brief update

Hi guys, It’s been about 3 years since my last post. Since this blog is still getting some views I thought I’d give a brief update on how I feel now about what I wrote. I dislike that I often … Continue reading

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Dropped out of university, ending the blog

I “withdrew” from this university semester, and don’t plan on going back. Although it is unfortunate to quit before I can figure out whether (the vast majority of) philosophers are actually as staggeringly incompetent as they appear to be, or … Continue reading

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What’s the point of Naming and Necessity?

I’ve got some questions about Kripke’s Naming and Necessity. Basically, I’ve only heard good things about this book, so I’ve read it and tried as best I can to understand it, but it seems like complete fluff to me. So … Continue reading

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Intuition Pandering vs Actual Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophy has come to rely on moral intuition as an arbitrator of truth. Ethical theories live and die by their ability to match our moral intuitions. The result of this strange worship of intuition is that the moral theories … Continue reading

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Originality in Philosophy Courses is Punished Instead of Encouraged

Markers (at least, markers of undergraduate philosophy papers, though this is probably applicable elsewhere) punish originality, rather than encourage it as they should. This is a difficult claim to establish as it’s mostly based on my own experience, but I’ll … Continue reading

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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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