## Truth tables and necessary truths

In the essay Validity and necessary truths I used truth tables with necessary truths and impossibilities in it. I did it like this: P □Q P→□Q T T T F…

## Quote of the day: Jake "Leaf" Greenleaf

Concerning a formal debate with a theist: "I'm not telling the theist how to affirm, I'm saying how to present it. A numbered list of premises, inferences and a conclusion…

## Logical impossibilities

What does impossible mean? Other than 'not-possible'. Logical impossibility is the topic of this essay. More specifically we're going to explore the two distinct meanings of logical impossible that I…

## Some modal fallacy whine

Given how much debate the modal fallacy have spawned on FRDB, it's interesting to note how little two academics wrote about it when they encountered it while discussing knowledge skepticism:…

## Definition of 'a probability'

A probability is something that is more than a mere logical possibility. I also think that it is stronger than a mere physical possibility (I'm a regularity theorist). Here's one…

## Two ideas for torrent clients

Automatic addition of trackers With the probable closure of The Pirate Bay (TPB) in the near future the torrent scene will be more decentralized. Especially if the TPB tracker goes…

This is absolutely hilarious! http://rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml Quoting: "The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all…

## Language, truth makers and truth guides

The issue is what the truth maker is of a certain type (subset), L, of propositions. A proposition belongs to L iff it has the form “X is the correct…

## Grammatical conjugation with verbs

A little experiment using another style of writing. My inspiration is this short story by Smullyan.1 It is very good. Some background knowledge of epistemology is advised. First is the…

## Implying a category error

It sometimes happens that one is analyzing some theory and one discovers that the theory in some sense implies something meaningless. But that doesn’t make sense when we think about…