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The knight move: two steps forward, one step away from Descartes

Date:08 March 2019
Author:Andrea Sangiacomo

In a previous post, I suggested that it may be helpful to look at Descartes’s Meditations as actual meditations. Over the past three weeks, I’ve been teaching the Meditations to first year students. I learned a lot from this experience. This post is an...

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What Is an Error? Wittgenstein’s Voluntarism

Date:03 November 2017
Author:Martin Lenz

Imagine that you welcome your old friend Fred in your study. Pointing at the door, he asks you whether he should shut the window. You’re confused. Did Fred just call the door a window? He’s getting old, but surely not that old. You assume that Fred has...