September 22, 2006

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

My First Academic Journal Paper!

Last night I received word that a paper I wrote entitled "The Ontological Status of Dreams in Berkeleian Metaphysics" has been accepted for publication by The Dualist! The paper argues that the characteristics of dream perceptions by which we, in practice, distinguish them from waking perceptions prevent dream perceptions from functioning as a language in the way Berkeley believes waking perceptions do and thus provide a principled grounding for an ontological distinction between dreams and waking life. The dream characteristics used are based on the four tests proposed by Leibniz in his "On the Method of Distinguishing Real From Imaginary Phenomena." When the journal comes out it will be available online. I'll post a link as soon as it is up (I understand it may be a few months before that happens).

Posted by Kenny at September 22, 2006 4:08 PM
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Congratulations. I look forward to tracking your progress. Keep up the good fight.

-- Another aspiring student. =)

Posted by: Daniel at September 29, 2006 2:36 PM

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