Tag Archives: Academia

What is Wrong with Professional Philosophy?

It is clear that philosophy as practiced in our universities is not a method for discovering the answers to any important questions. Professional philosophers are invariably clever in many ways and so the problem cannot be pure incompetence or mere error. … Continue reading

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The Logic of Spencer Brown and an Unlikely Phone Call

A few posts back I told the story of my introduction to Bertrand Russell’s symbolic logic in Russell’s Logic and an Invitation to Tea. https://theworldknot.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/russells-logic-and-an-invitation-to-tea/ I mentioned that there was a sequel, and here it is. About twenty-five years after … Continue reading

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Russell’s Logic and an Invitation to Tea

It was with a steadily increasing nervousness that I followed the porter’s directions and approached my teatime appointment with the Head of Philosophy. Right from the start I had been anxious, from the moment the invitation had arrived, and now, … Continue reading

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