February 1, 2010

Philosophers' Carnival 103

The 103rd Philosophers' Carnival is now up at Philosophy, etc. with a link to my post on seeing the world through teleology-colored glasses.

Also of interest in the new philosophers' carnival is Chris Hallquist's discussion of reformed epistemology and moral realism. In the course of his discussion, Chris gives a narrative of the history of early modern philosophy which is similar to my Berkeley-centric narrative (despite not mentioning Berkeley): Descartes sets up an impossible program, Hume shows that either Cartesian or classical empiricist assumptions lead inevitably to skepticism, and this motivates a 'Reidian' program which continues to this day. (Chris doesn't attribute the program to Reid, but describes the program in much the same way I did.) The clearest 20th century exponents of the 'Reidian' program are G.E. Moore and Alvin Plantinga.

Posted by Kenny at February 1, 2010 4:21 PM
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Off-topic: I was just wondering if you were hosting the next philosopher's carnival, and that if you were, is there a theme for it? I oftentimes submit to these things and miss the "theme" posts.

*goes and reads about teleology-colored glasses*

Posted by: ashok at February 21, 2010 11:30 PM

Hi Ashok. I am hosting the next carnival (I suppose I should post an announcement) and there is not a theme.

Posted by: Kenny at February 22, 2010 9:07 AM

Thanks so much - now I just have to figure out what to submit...

Posted by: ashok at February 22, 2010 10:00 PM

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