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Lecture I Lecture II Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference Lecture III
As of spring of 2009, the Philosophy of Mind Workshop (2002-2009) is on indefinite hiatus. Some classic discussions from the archives:Sense and Sensibilia Chapters I-IVChapters V-VIIChapters VIII-IXChapters X-XIMaking It Explicit Chapter...Show More Summary
Why do people find it intuitive to describe this kind of very powerful simultaneous color-contrast effect as an "illusion"? After all, the look of a color against a white background depends just as much on its background as the look of the spirals in the example depend on their background. Show More Summary
Tijuana is a bad place to be, epistemically speaking, if you're trying to identify a Zebra (pictures). And it appears that someone found an actual barn façade not attached to a barn....
A provocative argument discussed during Zed Adams's recent presentation to the Mind Workshop, "Color Relativism"....
Jay, former Mind Workshop Czar, is returning this week to present his paper "Self-Sacrifice". Don't miss it: 4/1/09, 6pm-8pm, Cobb 102...
Avis seems committed to unrestricted composition....
The workshop resumed after the vacation this evening with our postponed discussion of Perry's 'The Essential Indexical' and Shoemaker's 'Self-Reference and Self-Awareness'. Nic Koziolek provided very helpful summaries of both articles.Perry...Show More Summary
The Mind Workshop started in the fall of 2002. Some of our members have managed to graduate in those six years. Here's an incomplete list:Zed Adams, New School for Social Research Chris Ferro, Tulane Ben McMyler, Texas A&MJoe Schear, Oxford
Chapters I-IVChapters V-VIIChapters VIII-IXChapters X-XI...
The cover of MIE in the form of various philosophical classics, inspired by John Haugeland's Critique of Pure Reason cover of MIE (of which the upper left corner in the above mosaic is a poor approximation). Chapter 1, §§I-VChapter 1, §VI & Chapter 2, §§I-IIIChapter 2, §§IV-VChapter 2, §§V-VI & Chapter 3, §§I-IIChapter 3, §§III-IVChapter 4, §§I-II
Lecture ILecture IISpeaker's Reference and Semantic Reference Lecture III...
The philosophy of mind workshop is still on summer vacation. Walking through Westwood with Ben C., a UCLA philosophy grad student friend of the workshop, we passed the Frege Hair Color Center: Ben said that the Color Center was founded by a Kaplan student who found the name "Frege" aesthetically appealing. The mind workshop originally documented this spot three years ago.
The title of this post, the miniaturized Tractatus itself, and the photos are from Mind Workshop member emeritus and NYC correspondent Zed Adams. Zed also made tiny editions of Cavell's World Viewed and McDowell's review of Bernard Williams's Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.
Designer Paul Sahre redesigned the cover of Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy for Touchstone Press in 2002.Last year he realized that he designed a typo onto the cover.It's fitting that the mistake concerns a definite description.The typo could have been worse. (Thanks to Wyeth for the tip.)
Muxtape is "sort[ing] out a problem with the RIAA", so this will be just be a metaphysics-themed list of songs, with no Muxtape link. But it adheres to the convention of being limited to twelve songs. The list touches on themes of universals, objects, change, time, personal identity, numbers, possibility, necessity, and free will. Show More Summary
Here's another philosophy muxtape, this time epistemology-themed, featuring doubt, memory, perception, intuition, testimony, evidence, ignorance, knowledge how, self-knowledge, and contextualism. Listen to the epistemology muxtape Track list: 1. Show More Summary
Names, indexicals, sense, what is said, truth, tense, unarticulated constituents...from a logical point of view. The philosophy of language muxtape Track list: 1. Biz Markie - My Name Is...2. De La Soul - Me Myself and I (radio version)3. Show More Summary
Zed, emeritus member and friend of the Mind Workshop, has put together a philosophy of mind muxtape. It touches on some fundamental philosophical issues--privacy, idealism, Johnson's attempted refutation of Bishop Berkeley, mind-body interaction, skepticism about other minds, physicalism, and automata. Show More Summary
Charles Travis's attack on compositional, truth conditional semantics is built around a bunch of lively thought experiments, including cats dipped in puce dye ("Meaning's Role in Truth"), a guy named Sid who grunts when punched in the...Show More Summary