Category: Philosophy

The philosophy of science, empiricism, a priori reasoning, epistemology, and so on.

The B.S. octopus

Jonathan Bate, of Standpoint, recently wrote an essay “The wrong idea of a university”: It used to work like this. Dr Bloggs, the brilliant scholar who had solved the problem of the […]

A Rhetorical Question

A tip of the hat to Dennis Dutton’s Arts and Letters Daily where this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education appeared. Incidentally, since the Chronicle bought out A&LD, there have been […]

Variant on a theme

We, dear readers, have earlier dealt with the nonsensical argument, of which an Enlightened few are excessively fond, “There is no truth.” This is an argument often employed by those who embrace […]