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The OUDCE Philosophical Society Members’ Weekend

In 2002 it seemed to me that it was such a shame that we have so many intelligent, interesting members of the OUDCE Philosophical Society, but that they never got a formal opportunity to make their views public. So I … Continue reading

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The Mind-Body Problem

This problem would be better named ‘the mind-brain problem’. It is the problem of whether the mind IS the brain, or to be more precise, the problem of whether mental states ARE neural states. The average modern person holds a … Continue reading

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The Meaning of ‘Red’ (and Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument)

I recently posted a question on my Facebook page (Marianne Talbot Philosophy – come and join us!) which triggered a lot of discussion. This was the question: Pillar boxes in the UK are red. So are strawberries and tomatoes. We … Continue reading

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The Principle of Charity

This piece is based on the section on The Principle of Charity in chapter one of my e-book Critical Reasoning: A Romp Through the Foothills of Logic Here is the philosopher Donald Davidson talking about what we do (or should do) … Continue reading

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Excerpt from my new book: Critical Reasoning: A Romp Through the Foothills of Logic

Truth and Falsehood Arguments are not true or false. Arguments are only good or bad. So the sentences that constitute an argument – the sentence that is asserted, and those sentences on the basis of which the first is asserted … Continue reading

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The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy

Each month I will feature a philosophy website This month’s website is the wonderful Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy This incredibly useful open-access resource will help you get a grip on any issue in philosophy. It will not always be an … Continue reading

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