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Realism, but not empiricism : Wittgenstein versus Searle
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013-10-23)
On Wittgenstein's view, in being concerned with conceptual elucidation, philosophy is inextricably concerned with our life, though not empirically concerned. Empiricism is, for philosophy, off-limits. It is not to be ...
Enactivism, From A Wittgensteinian Point of View
Enactivists seek to revolutionize the new sciences of the mind. In doing so, they promote adopting a thoroughly anti-intellectualist starting point, one that sees mentality as rooted in engaged, embodied activity as opposed ...
One of the most obvious features that characterises any technology is its inbetweeness. Suppose you live in Rio de Janeiro, not in Oxford. A hat is a technology between you and the sunshine. A pair of sandals is a technology ...
What is a philosophical question?
There are many ways of understanding the nature of philosophical questions. One may consider their morphology, semantics, relevance, or scope. This article introduces a different approach, based on the kind of informational ...
Smollett and the Novel of Irritability
(Voltaire Foundation, 2013)
The problematic nature of Smollett’s narrative mode has been a central focus of critical debate about his novels. This article proposes that the discontinuity of Smollettian narrative can be usefully understood in the ...
Fictional Branching Time?
Some fictions seem to involve branching time, where one time-series ‘splits’ into two, or two time-series ‘fuse’ into one. We provide a new framework for thinking about these fictional representations: not as representations ...
Ethics of Information
Ticketing the British Eighteenth-Century : ‘A thing ... never heard of before’
During the long eighteenth century an apparently minor and ephemeral object proliferated in Britain: the ticket. A significant and increasing proportion of the population was exposed to tickets of admission, lottery tickets ...
The Earlier Wittgenstein on the Notion of Religious Attitude
I defend a new interpretation of Wittgenstein's notion of religious (or ethical) attitude in the Tractatus, one that rejects three key views from the secondary literature: firstly, the view that, for Wittgenstein, the ...
Effects of the telephone on perceived voice similarity: implications for voice line-ups
This study is relevant to forensic cases where an earwitness claims to be able to remember and identify a voice, and, more generally, to voice recognition. Given that a voice may have been heard over the telephone, it is ...