Tag Archives: metaphysics

Conceptual analysis and metaphysics- what gap?

There’s a view in philosophy on which you can be doing one of two things, conceptual analysis or talking about the world. These things are held to be quite distinct, none of this is to say that it’s impossible to … Continue reading

Posted in Metaphilosophy, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Persons, Animalism and Biological Communitarianism

According animalism, Pete the person continues to exist just in case Pete the human animal continues to exist. The animal Pete is presumably to be identified with a particular  Homo sapiens. Thus suffering a stroke which shuts down all your … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


(This is an extract from my thesis draft. I thought I’d post it on the blog. Please note that it’s abstract philosophy in a very abstruse and technical area, unconnected to the social commentary that makes up most of this … Continue reading

Posted in Metaphilosophy, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments