Saturday, September 13, 2014

Coming on Monday: Divine Hiddenness

Aikin and Talisse have a new post coming up at 3 Quarks Daily about "divine hiddenness" defenses of theism.  We'll post the link here on Monday. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Symposium

A symposium on Talisse's "folk epistemic" conception of democracy (first presented in Democracy and Moral Conflict) has just appeared in Reason Papers.  Download the issue here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Arguing to Win

Here's a link to "Arguing to Win," which posted this morning on 3 Quarks Daily.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On Monday at 3QD: Arguing to Win

Aikin and Talisse's summer hiatus is coming to a close, and they have a post coming on Monday at 3 Quarks Daily about "Arguing to Win."  A link will appear here on Monday. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Coming on Monday to 3QD: Semantics and Pragmatics

Aikin and Talisse have a piece that will appear on Monday at 3 Quarks Daily about "Semantics and Pragmatics."  We'll post the link on Monday.  Here's the opening paragraph:
Ernie: “Is it possible you’ll be around after lunch for a quick chat?”
Bert: “Yes.”
Ernie: “Ok.  I’ll see you then.”
Bert: “Wait, wait!  I didn’t say I’d be around after lunch!”
Ernie: “What the heck?!?!”

This is a case of a conversational misfire, and although errors of this kind are the central ingredients of the humor of people like Woody Allen, Larry David, and Lewis Carroll, such misfires can create a good deal of argumentative and philosophical confusion.  Let’s start with a quick diagnosis of the misfire above, then we’ll identify why this kind of misfire is common.  We’ll finish by pointing to a few philosophical lessons.