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Ontology supervenient upon epistemology: a question…

Can anyone unpack Quine’s slogan a bit? “[Quine] holds, quite generally, that we should not postulate entities without having clear identity-criteria for them. (This is the view that he sums up in the slogan “no entity without identity” (1969: 23. … Continue reading

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Ontology from epistemology?

Below is an extract from the rubric provided at the excellent Workshop on philosophy of human+computer music held in the music department at the University of Sheffield on 4 July 2014: “… philosophical work on music is typically focused on … Continue reading

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Bats in Mary’s Room

This link is to the spat going on between Patricia Churchland and Colin McGinn in the New York Review of Books.  Churchland says (of the armchair philosophers’ a priori debating stance), ‘What do the purists, like McGinn, object to? It is that their lovely a priori discipline, … Continue reading

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