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global anti-representationalism and ‘the world’

Huw Price distinguishes between subject naturalism and object naturalism as follows. Object naturalism is the view that all that exists is the world as studied by science (i.e. the physical world), and that scientific knowledge is the only genuine knowledge. By … Continue reading

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meillassoux and the possibility of nothing

According to Meillassoux’s second “figure” of unreason, “it is absolutely necessary that the in-itself exists, and hence that the latter cannot dissolve into nothingness.” (2008: 71, cf. 2011: 165) Meillassoux asserts that although no determinate material reality is absolute, it … Continue reading

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meillassoux versus schelling

I recently took the time to read Schelling’s Grounding of the Positive Philosophy, and got to thinking about how it compares with Meillassoux’s project. As Markus Gabriel observes, there is definitely an onto-theological tendency in Schelling as in Fichte and Hegel, … Continue reading

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[G]iven the fundamental principles of set theory and the simplest of intuitions regarding truth, there is not and cannot be any set of all truths… Of course, [this] result goes well beyond the case of sets. What [it] show[s] is … Continue reading

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three types of certainty

Whatever exactly certainty amounts to, we can think about it using the framework of possible worlds. To begin with, as typically understood, ¬p is epistemically (rather than metaphysically) possible for me iff I do not know that p. Is this the sort of possibility that we should … Continue reading

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fallibilism and relativity

Although it is widely recognised that human beings are fallible in various ways, the doctrine of fallibilism – according to which knowledge is compatible with fallibility – is a modern creation, typically credited to Charles S. Peirce. Peirce however appears to have equated … Continue reading

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quote of the day

[R]eligion and relativism are, from an immanent standpoint, one and the same ontology. Watkin (paraphrasing Meillassoux), Difficult Atheism, p. 135.

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