Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Invisible Shepherd and the Wild Sheep

There was a shepherd who kept himself invisible from his sheep because the sight of him was so horrifying, more horrifying than a wolf, as to kill the sheep that saw him. The invisible shepherd knew there were some among … Continue reading

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Norris’ Epistemology Ch.2, I

Book Discussion of Christopher Norris’ “Epistemology: Key Concepts in Philosophy” Chapter 2: Realism, Reference and Possible Worlds – Section I.I gotta say it straight out-Professor Norris’ style is not accessible to the undergrad. This is not a fun type of … Continue reading

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Norris’ Epistemology Ch1, II-III

Book Discussion of Christopher Norris’ “Epistemology: Key Concepts in Philosophy” Chapter 1: Staying for an Answer: Truth, Knowledge, and the Rumsfeld Creed –Sections II-III.These sections deal with Michael Dummett and what has come to be called Dummettian anti-realism. The Verification … Continue reading

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Norris’ "Epistemology" Ch.1, I

Book Discussion of Christopher Norris’ “Epistemology: Key Concepts in Philosophy” Chapter 1: Staying for an Answer: Truth, Knowledge, and the Rumsfeld Creed –Section I.This section is pretty interesting and examines this quote from former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, … Continue reading

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Norris’ "Epistemology" Intro. IV

Book Discussion of Christopher Norris’ “Epistemology: Key Concepts in Philosophy” Introduction, section IV.So, to recap, Norris is going to make the case for realism as ontological commitment and as an “accounting for the growth of scientific knowledge by way of … Continue reading

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Norris’ "Epistemology" Intro. III

Book Discussion of Christopher Norris’ “Epistemology: Key Concepts in Philosophy”Introduction, section III.This section discusses the Anglophone (or “analytic“-maybe Frege?, maybe Quine?) versus “continental” (mainland-European–the only example I recognized was Husserl) traditions. Husserl is grouped with Frege, Duhem with Quine, Kuhn … Continue reading

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