Old Paper, Debate (with R. Scott Bakker) and Owed Response

Nearly a year ago, I posted a paper (below), to which R. Scott Bakker responded (below, below). We then proceeded to go back and forth a little. Recently, I realised I owed Bakker a response, which I thought I’d prime by first reposting the context. So, here is the paper, and below that is the […]

Kripke’s Lecture: The Adoption Problem, My Question, His Answer

Yesterday, at the University of York, Saul Kripke (if you don’t know who he is, you’re on the wrong site) gave a lecture on the foundations of logic. The main point he wished to emphasise, was, for certain logical laws, there can be no way of ‘adopting’ them without first presupposing them. This he called […]