x Bookmark Jason Zarri has a new article in Philosophy, On the Moral Equality of Humans and Animals.
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 »
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 »
x Bookmark By Peter Krey “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria: Has the Age of Antibiotics Come to an End?” “More formally known as CREs, these ‘superbugs’ resist most antibiotics, spread resistance to other germs and kill roughly half of the people they infect.” See PBS Newshour Frontline. Watching Frontline last night, we watched with horror more »
x Bookmark Appendix Jason Zarri Some may have noticed that on my account, as it stands, bivalence will fail for empty nouns or noun-phrases. A false-maker for a sentence is defined as a reference-maker for its subject term which is not a reference-maker for its predicate term. If the subject term is empty, it more »
x Bookmark Part 3: Philosophical Implications Jason Zarri I think my approach has the advantage that it can explain why necessary truths don’t have everything as a truth-maker. Granted, “The Earth has exactly one moon –> the Earth has exactly one moon” is true no matter what, but it does not therefore have everything as more »
x Bookmark Part 2: A Quasi-Formal Account Jason Zarri I will now define truth-makers for truth-functional compounds and quantified sentences. To define truth-makers for them, we will also require the notion of a false-maker: We say that x false-maker for a subject-predicate sentence p iff x is a reference-maker for p’s subject term but is not a more »
x Bookmark Part 1: Introducing the Idea Jason Zarri In this post I introduce the idea of reference-making, which I take to be more-or-less undefined, and use it to account for the idea of truth-making for subject-predicate sentences. I take a truth-maker to be a reference-maker for a sentence. In Part 2 I’ll give a quasi-formal more »