Three Over-arching philosophical questions
Metaphysics What is there?
Nature of reality
Epistemology What is known?
Justification & Rationality
Not to avoid other things e.g. emotion
Next homework 7 page essay
1 page, even if you might want 5.5 pages, for these:
This is an important problem
Heres some stuff we said in class about it
Heres some not-terribly well organzed stuff extracted from the reading
Epistemic peers, shared evidence, uniqueness, symmetry
Innocent until proven guilty
More reasonable ways to say this: If there an absence of evidence of guilt, assume
Not b until proven b?
Did x in fact do the cri
Talk Thursday: Maria Oshana, 4:15
In Pearsons 101
Social-relation conception of autonomy
Philosophy movie night
Thursday 9/19 at 7pm in pearsons 101
The Truman Show
Movie snacks provided
Views about the metaphysics of morality
Science is our industry for making knowledge.
Librarians measure knowledge in shelf feet per year.
Sometimes science goes wrong:
Flagiston: thing in wood and oil that makes it fire.
We spent 100 years looking
Reschers Inconsistent Quartet
Assumes why is there existence? Legitimate question, answerable question.
everything that exists in nature has a causal explanation
Person (world) wins iPad (existence) if their color ticket is drawn.
People have red, blue, purple, pink, and green tickets.
Types of buckets:
Bucket with all colors anyone could win
Bucket with pink
Kendall Walton Empathy Imagination, and Phenomonal concepts
Thurs 10/10 at 4:15
CMC Roberts North 15
Philosophy Movie Night Waking Life Thur 10/10 @ 7pm, Pearsons 101
Hosted by Steve Erikson, snacks provided
Extends the Debate
You have evidence (E) for A.
Undermining defeater evidence that E is invalid
Overriding defeater evidence that ~A
You: Can every even number over 2 be expressed as the sum of two primes?
Roommate: Yes, theres a proof
Why is there Something rather than Nothing?
JT has never traveled faster than the speed of light.
JT was the voice of Booboo in the Yogi Bear movie.
Both are true. One of these things seems necessary, the other possible.
What is the differe