Introduction Abstract In this essay I attempt to clarify what it means to say that an argument begs the question. One may think that it is a fairly straightforward matter but my analysis reveals that it isn’t so. Shorthands “BTQ” means begging the question, or begs the question whichever is grammatically correct on the context. […]

An examination of randomness in Heroes of Newerth ———– First published June 12, 2010. Revised 30 July, 2010. Introduction In this essay I will examine the different kinds of randomness involved in Heroes of Newerth (=HON). Later I suggest some ways to reduce or remove the effects of randomness on gameplay. Randomness affected elements Randomness […]

In an earlier essay I mentioned that that meaninglessness is contagious with respect to sentences. One can pretty easily formulate the principle in normal english – if a sentence is meaningless, then so is any more complex sentence of which it is a part of. To get a proper, formal formulation of this we may […]

By sentence theory I just mean a theory of truth carriers that implies that some sentences are true or some are false. Not necessarily a monist sentence theory (=theory that implies that sentences are the only kind of truth carriers) or a theory of sentences as primary truth carriers (=theory that implies that sentences are […]

This is not because I am not actively writing anything. It is because I am working on a very large (for me) project – a reform proposal to the danish orthography. Currently the draft is about 40 pages and it is not done yet. It is written in danish and I do not expect to […]

I noticed a small dissimilarity between the two words. As I have pointed out numerous times in the past, the phrase “I don’t believe that p” is ambiguous between belief in not-p and lack of belief in p. However the similar phrase for knowledge, “I don’t know that p” is not similarly ambiguous. It is […]