March 23, 2009

Philosophers' Carnival 88

Welcome to the 88th Philosophers' Carnival! The Philosophers' Carnival is a regular round-up of some of the best philosophy blog posts on the web. Each carnival receives a great many submissions, and it is therefore necessary for hosts to be selective. The posts that have been selected represent, in my very subjective opinion, the best of the submissions (in no particular order).



  • Vihar Sheth of Green Rising discusses the psychology of a thought-pattern known as promiscuous teleology. Although Vihar doesn't say much on the subject of whether, why, or to what degree we ought to regard this as a fallacy, the psychological discussion will certainly be of interest to philosophers. (I'm calling it 'epistemology' because it deals mostly with the rationality of teleological beliefs.)
  • Daniel Lindquist discusses McDowell's Certainty (in comparison to Wittgenstein) at SOH-Dan.
  • Subjunctive Moods has a discussion of Knowability and Transmission Failure.

Value Theory

The Profession

That's it for this time! The next Philosophers' Carnival will be held April 13 at Subjunctive Moods.

Posted by Kenny at March 23, 2009 3:36 PM
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FYI - my name is spelled Vihar Sheth. Thanks for including my post!

Posted by: Vihar Sheth at March 24, 2009 7:14 AM

Vihar - Sorry about that. It is fixed now.

Posted by: Kenny at March 24, 2009 9:11 AM

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