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Ways Modality Could Be: Revised and Expanded

x Bookmark Jason Zarri has a new article in Philosophy, Ways Modality Could Be: Revised and Expanded.

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An idea regarding charitable giving

x Bookmark   An idea regarding charitable giving   Jason Zarri Today I had an idea regarding charitable giving that as far as I know hasn’t been implemented, at least on a large scale: Why not have “charity cards”, credit cards which automatically donate a certain percentage  of what you spend to charity whenever you more »

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Don’t Think of a Square Circle!

x Bookmark Jason Zarri has a new article in Philosophy,  Don’t Think of a Square Circle!

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On the Announcement of Pope Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii Gaudium

x Bookmark On the Announcement of Pope Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation:  Evangelii Gaudium Jason Zarri Has anyone else seen this? I don’t consider myself Catholic, but it’s pretty awesome. Excerpt: “As we open our hearts, the Pope goes on, so the doors of our churches must always be open and the sacraments available to all. more »

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“Hearing about a Health Outpost set up in the Jungle” by Peter Krey

x Bookmark Hearing about a Health Outpost set up in the Jungle by Peter Krey   My friend Ron Moore and I attended a presentation by Dr. Christopher Herndon M.D.[1] on August 15, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Bone Room on Solano Avenue in Berkeley. His lecture or PowerPoint presentation was called, “Learning from Tribal Healers.” more »

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The Concept of a Zombie

x Bookmark The Concept of a Zombie (Or: On the Postmortem Survival of Conceptual Analysis) (Jason Zarri)   It goes without saying that the recent outbreak of brain-eating corpses has been injurious to social order. But in addition to inspiring fear and panic in the man on the street, zombies have proved to be a more »

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On the Moral Equality of Humans and Animals

x Bookmark Jason Zarri has a new article in Philosophy, On the Moral Equality of Humans and Animals.

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Proof that Logic Can Be Fun

x Bookmark   Jason Zarri   Proof that Logic Can Be Fun:   Premise 1. If you consider the sub-proof SP, you’ll see that logic can be fun: Premise 2. You consider SP:        SP:        Sub-premise 1. All valid arguments which have a false conclusion have at least one false premise.        Sub-premise 2. more »

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Daemonodicy: The Problem of Good

x Bookmark   Daemonodicy   ~ The Problem of Good ~   Jason Zarri   “Leibniz’s solution of the problem of evil, like most of his other popular doctrines, is logically possible, but not very convincing. A Manichaean might retort that this is the worst of all possible worlds, in which the good things that more »

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A Counterexample to Social Externalism?

x Bookmark Jason Zarri Suppose there are two linguistic communities of (roughly) equal size, dispersed throughout a large area. Both speak dialects of the same language. One community uses the term ‘arthritis’ to refer exclusively to a painful condition of the joints, the other uses it to refer to any painful condition in one’s limbs. There is more »

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