Category Archives: Philosophy

Some Books on Mathematical Analysis

Understanding Analysis, 2nd edition, by Stephen Abbott Complex Variables, 2nd edition, by Robert Ash Measure and Category, 2nd edition, by John Oxtoby These have a similar style which I admire. By the way, I’m a Platonist insofar as I agree … Continue reading

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Words

Philosophers seek for truth and meaning, While poets just play with words. Thinkers look for the essential thing, But I keep hearing the verbs. If ideas are what’s essential, And words are inconsequential, Will philosophers give some sign of their … Continue reading

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Godel’s Ontological Proof

A convenient place to start reading on Godel’s ontological argument is Christopher Smart’s  Reflections on Gödel’s Ontological Argument.

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Contra Mechanism

Edward Feser writes: . . . But the mechanistic conception of nature that leads to reductionism and eliminativism is in any event incoherent. For the mind that does the “projecting” in question cannot itself coherently be either reduced or eliminated … Continue reading

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Reason, Art, Faith

Various folks talk of the, humm, tension between Reason and Faith. The Catholic Church teaches, of course, that there is no contradiction between faith and reason. However, that is somewhat beside the point, I think. Rather, the tension is between … Continue reading

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