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How is the truth multiple things?

For the philosopher, the Truth must be a surprisingly intractable concept. Truth has been called subjective, relative and plural. Also intriguingly: Truth is relative and plural. Now I realize this is ...
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What are some good introductory books to contemporary linguistics?

I'm a philosophy student and I was going through philosophy of language but I feel that I do not have yet the basis to be critic about what I am reading. I think about it as going through philosophy ...
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Kripke's Puzzle Confusion

I'm not convinced that the Fregean rebuttal has been successfully repelled by Kripke in Kripke's puzzle. Don't Londres and London have two different senses in that Pierre associates Londres with being ...
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Does the concept of Axis Mundi imply the idea of a symmetric universe?

In the mythologies of many cultures the universe is thought to have a center ( i do not mean the geographical concretisations which are obviously not accurate, i mean the philosophical conception ) ...
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Nominalist views and contradictions

Given a flavor of nominalism which denies that simple sentences and existential quantifiers referring to mathematical objects are literally true (pretense theory, fictionalism, figuralism, etc.), ...
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According to Adorno, does the “truth content” of art refer?

Adorno and the Political, By Espen Hammer In this negation, by truth content, is it a form of referentiality? Which may be to ask whether truth content is linguistic, in this action of negation.
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How certain are we that our brain just produces recursive language?

I wonder about the different schools of thought in recursive language. See for example the case of Pirahã/Avram Noah Chomski/Daniel Leonard Everett reflections. It seems to me [pardon me because I ...
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Is Ordinary Language philosophy against the use of formal and mathematical methods in explaining philosophical concepts?

There has been few works defending Ordinary Language Philosophy (OLP) published in the past three decades. I was wondering if OLP implies the view (or is consistent with the view) that knowing what ...
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Lacan's distingushing 'between the two sides of the subject of the signifier'?

Source: p 249, Zizek's Ontology ..., by Prof Adrian Johnston BA PhD By contrast, [Jacques] Lacan, having carefully distinguished between the two sides of the subject of the signifier (i.e., ...