Carrying out a revolution in philosophy? Sounds good to me. I used to be a fool to the academy, wasting away writing long essays and all manner of dissertations, and then I became a better philosopher. I became a magical, and I was able to transform every work practise I saw. I got into an interesting situation at the European Philosophical Society meetings, when I spoke on 'Facts and the Law', and then I became impressed with the wonderful dinners and speakers I met there. Coming into philosophy from a math, social science background, I am hungry for more ideas when trying to conceptualize the things I need to understand in my work in both disciplines.
A student of mine once said 'Grow to observe your self while you are thinking, then you can create a future philosophy in your own mind. And when I came home to learn about philosophy, I discovered that there is a small disc inside my mind. The profession will not understand that, too busy talking about their precious feelings and all the election and stuff. I can read this diskette out using a computer if it is sufficiently old (but not too old! I can't have one of those ones taking up a whole room!), In it I will tell the profession three things. Welcome to the new ideas.
Friday, 21 October 2016
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Friday, 30 September 2016
i THINK ALL PEOPLE ARE NICE
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Thursday, 22 September 2016
An amazing child, Quine learned a lot at school. He was born an American, and became one of the most influential American philosophers of all time. He came from Oberlin, Ohio, and made his own collections of things, and was interested in stamps. He made newsletters for all his friends about stamps, and wrote essays and debated. All in all a very intellectual boy.
As he grew up, this did not change. He became more and more clever, and by the time he reached university he was reading Principia Mathematica by Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead. He eventually wrote his doctoral thesis on these topics, and became a world-renowned researcher known for his clever, witty articles and smart arguments.
Quine was now typing at a very high speed, writing logical books for both researchers and students. He began to attend more colloquia, more widely, and there are many stories about him saying things in the car on the way to a conference. One is 'Will there be modal logic at the conference?' 'No' 'Then the car's fine'!
Quine's work became broader as he went on, and he had a whole vision of how mind and mathematics fit into the world, and the way to tell what exists, all regimented in austere logical symbolism. His was truly an impressive achievement.