Archive for December, 2017

Not All Philosophy is Stupid

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Anna Alexandrova in a series of posts at The Brains Blog about her new book 'A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being' does what philosophers *should* be doing! Thinking carefully about whether the terms they throw about have any real meaning - and looking for that meaning in the way those terms are actually used and understood. I often sneer […]

Why are Philosophers so stupid?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

On reading: What Do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame it was not long before I came to this: A 'brain in a vat' (BIV) is fed apparently normal perceptual experiences, just like you and I are having, by a computer […]