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A Very Different Kind Of Rule: Credal Rules, Argumentation And Community, James Bradley, Peter Loptson May 2011

A Very Different Kind Of Rule: Credal Rules, Argumentation And Community, James Bradley, Peter Loptson

OSSA Conference Archive

In mainstream Anglo-American philosophy, the relation between cognition and community has been defined primarily in terms of the generalization of the mathematical function (Frege, Russell), especially as a model for the nature of rules (Wittgenstein and followers), which thus come to be under-stood as algorithms. This leads to the elimination of both the reflexive, synthesizing subject (for it is unnec-essary to the algorithmic decision-making procedure installed in the rule), and the intrinsic communal-historical nature of argumentation and belief-formation. Against this approach, I follow R.G. Collingwood’s hitherto unrecognized strategy in his Essay on Metaphysics (1940) and argue that the ...


Pobreza De Espírito? Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe E A Crítica Ao Nacional-Espiritualismo De Heidegger., Andre De Macedo Duarte Jan 2011

Pobreza De Espírito? Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe E A Crítica Ao Nacional-Espiritualismo De Heidegger., Andre De Macedo Duarte

Andre de Macedo Duarte

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Definition, Andrew Kania Jan 2011

Definition, Andrew Kania

Philosophy Faculty Research

Much of the time most of us can tell whether, and which of, the sounds we are currently hearing are music. This is so whether or not what we are listening to is a familiar piece, a piece we have not heard before, or even music from a culture or tradition with which we are unfamiliar. In cases where we are unsure, or initially mistaken in our judgment, we will often change our opinion based on further information. This near-universal agreement suggests that the concept of music is one shared by different people, and has boundaries which we are implicitly ...