Another month, another Philosophers’ Carnival. Philosophers’ Carnival #155 if I’m not mistaken. This month we have a rich crop of formal content, but never fear if that’s not your area- we’ve much other stuff too. Thanks to all who submitted, and all those who read. Without further ado, here are our entries:
Catarina discusses the concept of the reductio proof and makes this reader quite impressed.
Jeffrey explores the intersection of the epistemic theory of truth, and mathematical inconsistency.
The Elenchus and Socrates’ Ideal of the Philosophical Life – by Louis WIlliam Rose at the Florida Student Philosophy Blog.
Louis takes a close look at the life, person, ideas and philosophy of life of Socrates of Athens.
Abram considers issues at the intersection of probability theory and logic, beyond my ken I must confess, but it seems fascinating.
Vagueness and normative ethics might seem to be at opposite ends of the concerns of academic philosophy. Not so says Richard who explores their overlap from the perspective of his famously trenchant utilitarianism.
Can propositional knowledge come in degrees? Blake thinks so.
Introspective Attention: Transparency or Acquaintance? Part 1 – by Wayne Wu at Brains.
Introspection? Is it immediate or mediated, definite or doubtable? Philosophers have been chewing these questions for a long time now. Wayne wants to know as well, considering questions of introspective attention.
What are we to make of the preface paradox? A question that has kept many a formal epistemologist up at night. Does Jon have the answers? Find out here.
Three Dimensions of Disagreement about Emotional Experience – by Eric Schwitzgebel at The Splintered Mind.
Emotions seem to present themselves so directly to us that the question of inaccuracy or disagreement over their nature might seem odd or even inapt. Eric taxonimises disagreement about emotion.
What is the best formal theory of what a law of nature is? Terrance has a few thoughts.
How to make sense of identity statements? A long vexed problem since they seem to be either trivial or meaningless. Robbie throws his hat into the ring.
Indian philosophy and philosophy of language meet in Elisa’s fascinating blogpost.
Whose Freedom? – by Timothy Scriven
And lastly (and most definitely leastly), you can find my consideration of the intersection of capitalism, communism and accounts of freedom here.