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Monday, 14 July 2008

Philosophers' Carnival

Welcome to the new edition of the Philosophers' Carnival. Interest was high this fortnight, with nearly 30 submissions, so unfortunately I couldn't include them all. Sorry to those who missed out, and I hope people enjoy the selections I've made.

Here we go...

Epistemology:

Possibly Philosophy sheds light on the Paradox of Rational Believability here, and replies to comments here and here.

Noah Greenstein focuses on the truth aspect of knowledge with A Note on Epistemology here, and his argument is well summarised in a comment here.

Also writing On Truth (and Correspondence) is Movement of Existence who shares his thoughts here.

Finally in epistemology, the well-titled This is the Name of This Blog Bashes Bonjour on Basicality here.

Logic and Language:

Aidan McGlynn at The Boundaries of Language weighs in on Grice and Doxastic Voluntarism here.

Think it Over comments on Quine's discussion of the Linguistic Theory of Logical Truth here.

And finally in logic and language, a fellow Sheffield alumni at Snow is White writes on McDowell's 'On the Sense and Reference of a Proper Name' here.

Metaphysics:

The Real World writes on Relativity and the Present here.

Roman Altshuler at The Ends of Thought comments on Davidson on Pro-Attitudes here.

And Avery Archer at The Space of Reasons writes on Why-Questions and Minimal Causal Accounts here.

Ethics:

Previous Carnival host Thom Brooks writes at his eponymous Brooks Blog on public service privatisation in the case of prisons here.

The Uncredible Hallq (aka Chris Hallquist) provides an introductory lecture on Consequentialism and the problem of harming one to save many here.

Other:

And finally, in the 'other' category we have posts on ranging from Aesthetics to Physics...

Sportive Thoughts seeks to find a definition of 'good' for art here.

Soul Physics tells us How Special Relativity Thwarts Eternalism (and more) here.

The last selection is a musing from The Coriolis Effect on how creative philosophers can be, here.


That's it for this edition of the Philosophers' Carnival, the next edition will be hosted by Enigmania on July 28th. Follow this link to submit to the next edition.

6 comments:

snowiswhite said...

Thanks for picking something of mine Megan.

I'd recommend anybody who does look at it to also read Aidan McGlynn's comment, which is probably more substantive than the post itself.

The Brooks Blog said...

Absolutely fantastic!

theuncrediblehallq said...

Mmmm... now realize I screwed up filling in the submission form. I gave you the category URL, intending to give you the then-most-recent entry in the category, but looks like by the time you got around to making up the carnival, it was no longer the most recent. That makes the intended submission the second-most-recent one in the category, the one on the problem on evil.

I feel dumb posting this here given that it was my fault, but I had been hoping to get comments on the novel statement of the problem of evil in that post.

nogre said...

woo-hoo, carnival rocks! thanks for including me.

iolasov said...

Thanks a lot!

The Real World said...

Thanks Megan. Unfortunately, due to factors outside my control, my blog is temporarily offline. It should be back again soon, but in the meantime my post on relativity and presentism may be accessed by clicking on 'the real world' link above.

Sorry for any inconvenience!