Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tractatus Phallogico-Philosophicus?

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Absolutizing the Correlation: On the Possibility of a Philosophy of Nature

Meillassoux’ arguments against correlationism are probably the most well-known and most discussed (and disputed) part of his writings. I will not discuss them further here, but rather comment on a point that has received rather less attention: his comparative lack … Continue reading

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“This sentence is obviously false”

I am following the disclosure of an attempted solution to the Liar paradox over at Blog & Not Blog with great interest. Defending the view that Liar sentences are meaningless is a bold move, I think, though given my general … Continue reading

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Meillassoux and Dialetheism Part II: Contradiction and Realism

The prospect that mathematical science might someday utilize inconsistent mathematics leads to the question of dialetheist realism. For if one is a realist concerning the entities of science, one might then also have to be a realist concerning contradictory entities. … Continue reading

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Meillassoux and Dialetheism Part I: On Some Projected Demonstrations

(In my previous post, I mentioned that the dialetheism proffered by Graham Priest should be of concern to the Meillassouxian position. I want to continue exploring this angle in a few posts, bear in mind that while I will attempt … Continue reading

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Dialetheism and Science

There is a fascinating series of posts over at Blog & Not Blog concerning Russell’s paradox and Graham Priest’s dialetheism, i.e., the¬†view that there are true contradictions. Though the posts are intended to defend monoaletheism against Priest (based on a … Continue reading

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