April 19, 2013

You Always Think You're Right

"You always think you're right!"

Yeah, I do. And so do you. And so does everybody else.

There's a difference between always thinking you're right, and thinking you're always right. I always think I'm right, but I know that I'm not always right.

April 04, 2013

You Might Be a Philosopher...

If you often think about the ontological status of abstract concepts. . . . You might be a philosopher.

If you got excited when you realized that the theory of agent causation was compatible with a compatibilist account of free will. . . . You might be a philosopher.

If you sometimes characterize yourself as a realist in a world full of nominalists. . . . You might be a philosopher.

If you understood any of the above sentences. . . . You might be a philosopher.

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