Philosophy: A Just-So Story

It’s silly to think the tiny fraction of philosophy I study, with little or no success, is at all understandable to the general public. This is a fact that has bothered me for some time. Since, although philosopher is a very vague term, it is clear that one ought to try and achieve two separate […]

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 […]