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 »
x Bookmark A Problem for Hume’s Problem of Induction Jason Zarri Could Hume consistently believe that his argument to the effect that inductive inferences are not justified is successful? In this post I put forward reasons to think the answer is “no.” Hume, very basically, argued that inductive inferences are not justified more »
x Bookmark Stephen Lee Naish has a new article in Philosophy; Myspace: The Place Where Culture Goes to Die.
x Bookmark Scott Ryan has a new essay in Philosophy, A Short Argument for Eternalism.
x Bookmark Towards A Kinder, Gentler Verificationism A Sketch of a Research Project Jason Zarri It often happens, for various reasons, that philosophers defend radical views which, first, are too radical to be plausible, and second, are such that a less radical and more plausible view would satisfy the underlying more »
x Bookmark Scott Ryan has a new essay in Philosophy, Property Rights: A Short Critical Survey.
x Bookmark 6/13/13 To Scholardarity: Cromwell Wu, who is writing in the first person in this article, is a graduate of the interdenominational Fuller Theological Seminary, in Los Angeles County, California, USA and used to be a pastor and teacher. I hold two ideas of mine to be unique, whereas some other thinkers or more »