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Philosophers’ Carnival #155

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, … Continue reading

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Whose Freedom?

The subtitle of this blog is “Let all things be held in common.” i.e. “let communism”. When asked why I support communism my reply is always “human freedom”. I often get perplexed looks. The normal dialectic for public consumption is … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Honouring Martyrs

I was thinking today. We give a special respect to the wishes of those who died for a project or cause both we and they believe(d) in. Indeed we generally give certain gravity to the wishes of the dead, martyred … Continue reading

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You can’t win the gay marriage argument with definitions.

Same-sex marriage is regarded by some as bad policy by definition in a way which is quite unique, but unveils a bigger problem in the way people think. A lot of people claim to oppose gay marriage purely on definitional … Continue reading

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Some quick ideas for an Analytic Anarchism program

I’ll be writing up a consideration of Alan Carter’s much more developed approach to the same topic soon. I’ve argued previously that analytic philosophy has a lot to give anarchism and vice-versa. Naturally this is a project that’s already begun … Continue reading

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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

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An incredibly one-sided account of why Analytic Philosophy tends not to be radical, and a plea for more radical Analytic Philosophy.

Anyone who has either met me or read this blog has probably figured out by now that I am both a political radical (an anarcho-communist to be precise) and an Analytic Philosopher (broadly aligned with some mix of neo-positivism and … Continue reading

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