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From: Anna Marmodoro <anna.marmodoro-fy5KeLg6QARwb2rlFcKFBrmpYI/NMmu4 <at> public.gmane.org><br>Subject: Conference on Ancient and Contemporary …

Paradoxes and Contemporary Logic (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the foundations of logic and mathematics were affected by the discovery of …

Mathematics

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

Epistemology, You Crazy Bastard!

I don’t believe that everything you need to know in life you can learn from <i>New Yorker</i> cartoons. But that’s only because our need to know far exceeds our ability to know. Even so, some <i>New Yorker</i> cartoonists never rest in trying to answer to life’s persistent questions.<p>I was reminded of this a few …

A Critical Review of Thomas Nagel’s latest book Mind and Cosmos

Thomas Nagel’s book <i>Mind and Cosmos</i> has garnered a lot of attention since its publication, with the reaction being intense, heated, and of largely …

There we go again, Thomas Nagel makes up his history.

The scientific revolution of the 17th century, which has given rise to such extraordinary progress in the understanding of nature, depended on a …