October 19, 2009

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.

Philosopher's Carnival 98

Welcome to the 98th Philosopher's Carnival! The Philosopher's Carnival is a roundup of the best philosophy blog posts of the last three weeks or so. As host, I have selected the submissions (and a couple of non-submissions) which, in my opinion, will be of most interest to academic philosophers. There is necessarily some subjectivity here, so I apologize to anyone who feels he or she was unfairly excluded.



  • E. M. Cadwaladr presents A Few Words on the Dangers of Language at his recently introduced self-titled blog. This is a programmatic post on epistemology and the theory of rationality. It is a little light on argument, but I think the viewpoint represented here will be of some interest to philosophers.
  • Jonathan Schaffer presents X-Phi Data on Contrasts, Part Two posted at Certain Doubts. This post points to a draft paper with some experimental data on folk epistemology. The link to the paper in the main post is currently broken; one can find the paper here, and then go to the blog post to join the discussion.
  • Richard Chappell presents Hallucination, Virtual Reality, and Reality posted at Philosophy, et cetera. I've put this in epistemology because of its relevance to brain-in-a-vat skepticism. It might as easily been classified in metaphysics, as one of its primary aims is the clarification of the concept of reality.

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Religion



As you may have noticed, the submissions for this carnival were pretty M&E (and especially mind) heavy. As such, I've taken the liberty of finding a couple of interesting (non-submitted) ethics posts for your consideration. Posted by Kenny at October 19, 2009 2:02 PM
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Sorry, these colors are hurting my eyes.

Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze at October 19, 2009 5:39 PM

There is a link at the top right side of the page marked "View With Boring Colors" which will convert the color scheme to black on white. Let me know if it doesn't work in your browser.

Posted by: Kenny at October 19, 2009 6:15 PM

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