Thanks Odair

You've read many articles by which people? I myself have written a few pieces on diathetic logic - or at least on Graham Priest.

Paraconsistent logic does indeed deal with contradictions - so that can be taken to vindicate - at least in some sense - Wittgenstein. (That said, it all depends.) Dialetheic logic, on the other hand, goes way beyond this in that - on some readings at least - it accepts contradictions in the actual physical world (or in nature).

However, drawing a neat dividing line between the acceptance of contradictions in different systems (or logics) and accepting contradictions in the world is sometimes difficult to do.

Finally, I have a serious problem with "the principle of explosion" - or "anything is true" from a contradiction. And that's without me taking up a paraconsistent position.


This essay will raise largely philosophical issues concerning Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Such issues will be prompted by Einstein’s own words on this matter. The essay will also include those intuitive questions which laypersons may ask about Einstein’s theory. …


Alan Turing attended Ludwig Wittgenstein’s ‘Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics’ in Cambridge in 1939. The following is one account of those lectures:

“For several terms at Cambridge in 1939, Ludwig Wittgenstein lectured on the philosophical foundations of mathematics. A lecture class taught by Wittgenstein, however, hardly resembled a lecture…


Thanks Horst. You wrote:

"What a welcome and refreshing post. Perhaps too tribal and judgmental but the tenor and force of the arguments are undeniable.”

Have you used the words "tribal" and "judgemental" because I did in the essay? Is this a kinda self-reference aimed at me?

"I would add…


i) Introduction
ii) Descartes on Imagining and Conceiving
iii) Conceiving and Intuition
iv) What is it to Conceive of a Philosophical Zombie?
v) Philip Goff on Anil Seth Confusing Imagining and Conceiving

The philosophical notion of conceivability is at the very heart of the work of philosophers like David Chalmers…


Thanks Vyd. You wrote:

"Hey nice article, you’re fun to read. I’ve also interests in philosophy mostly analytic too, never understood Derrida either."

Every now and again I have understood Derrida. (Or I kidded myself that I did.) But mainly through "readings" - such as Bennington's, Christopher Norris's, etc. …


i) Introduction
ii) Deconstruction and Self-Reference
iii) The Concepts Used to Fight Injustice
iv) Conceit and Deconstructive Play
v) Christina Howells vs. “Analytic” Accounts of Derrida’s Work

A few words of warning to begin with.

One problem with this essay is that it’s an account of Jacques Derrida from a…


Thanks Graham.

I'll get back later. But just the following to go on with. You wrote:

"Despite this, I nevertheless consider myself to be an idealist. The Oxford English Dictionary defines idealism as 'any of various systems of thought in which the objects of knowledge are held to be in…


i) Introduction
ii) Philip Goff & Pascual Jordan on the Politics of Plants
iii) German Mathematics
iv) Stephen Jay Gould on Evolutionary Progress
v) Science for the People
vi) Professor Elizabeth S. Anderson
vii) Conclusion

I came across the following incredible — almost surreal — passage written by a (London)…


The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics — and even quantum mechanics generally — has been both loosely and strongly associated with the philosophical position of idealism (see here).

Of course there are almost as many varieties of idealism (from subjective idealism to absolute idealism to pluralist idealism) as there are…

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