“[speaking of going back in time] I’d particularly like to go back to my own childhood, see if things look as I recall them.” Ira blinked. “Run a chance of running into yourself?” “Why not?” “Well . . there are paradoxes, are there not?” “How? If I’m going to, then I did. That old cliche […]
Month: October 2010
“If I must wait a thousand years to understand that word,” Hamadryad replied, “then I probably never will. Minerva says that it cannot be defined in Galacta and even when I speak Classic English, I find that I think in Galacta, which means that I do not really grasp English. Since the word love’ occurs […]
Some of you may have noticed that I have removed the links from the blogs and moved them to the front page. I am in the middle of major overhaul of the website including creating separate non-Wordpress sub-sites for my different projects (listed on the front page). Expect further changes in the future.
Classical predicate logic and empty domains
Introduction In this essay I answer the question in the title with a very confident “Yes”, I give multiple arguments for this answer. For the purposes of this essay a pluralistic proposition theory of truth carriers with sentences as secondary truth carriers is assumed. The background and the reason for writing this essay is that […]
schwitzsplinters.blogspot.com/2010/03/kant-on-killing-bastards-on.html Have a read yourself. Thanks to Ben (blog∧¬blog) for the link.
“There are multiple reasons that people give. One is that some people do not think that a world filled only with cattle and pig farms and other such animals, but no other kinds, is a good place to live. This may be thought of as viewing the world as art, rather than as a factory. […]
I found the original paper on the paradox. Enjoy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preface_paradox David Makinson, The paradox of the preface
“Suppose that there is a trolley that is headed toward five people tied to the tracks ahead. There is no switch, but there is a bridge with you and someone else on it. But in this case, this is no wimpy trolley; a mere man in its way will not significantly affect its movement; it […]
1. There is a thing, x, such that it is a contingent proposition. ∃xCx 2. For any thing, x, if x is a contingent proposition then there is a possible world, w, where x is true, and there exists a possible world, w’, where x is false. ∃xCx→∃x∃w∃w’Pxaw∧Pxbw’ 3. Thus, there is a thing, x, […]