Anders Sandberg* has a fascinating argument, based on anthropic reasoning, that a large number LHC malfunctions should confirm the hypothesis that the collider is actually dangerous, and is destroying the planet in all worlds where it is run successfully.
Wolfgang Schwarz* has a great post over at Wo’s Weblog on self-locating belief and updating in the presence of indexical information. See here.
Kenny Easwaran* has a fun post on propositions that cannot be assigned credences. See Guessing the result of infinitely many coin tosses.
Kenny Pearce presents Plato on Opinion and Knowledge at blog.kennypearce.net. In his own words: “A brief discussion of epistemology from Plato’s ‘Meno’, and a conjecture on how Plato might respond to the Gettier cases.”
Chris Hallquist presents Irrational beings posted at The Uncredible Hallq.
logic and language
Bryan discusses Wittgenstein’s 1914-1916 Notebooks and the time course of the Tractatus over at My Mind is Made Up.
Terrance Tomkow* presents Frege’s Mistake posted at Tomkow.com. He says: “One of an ongoing series of posts arguing that philosophy since Frege turns on a mistake.” I look forward to reading the the rest.
Kevin Schutte* presents some variations on Moore’s paradox, considering different attitudes in place of belief. Posted at Meaning More.
Michael O’Connor* discusses an interesting proposal to motivate NF like systems based on considerations of symmetry under permutations: Avoiding Set-Theoretic paradoxes using symmetry.
Enigman presents Not from Presentism to Theism posted at Enigmania, saying, “Today I criticised a forthcoming paper by Alan Rhoda (of the blog Alanyser) because I was bored yesterday, and the paper was worth criticising.”
Alastair Wilson* discusses the mereological nature of spacetime and ordinary objects in the Everettian universe. Do worlds branch or diverge? Find out here.
Justin presents Nietzsche’s Naturalism posted at Panexperientialism. “Discusses a recent draft paper by Brian Leiter concerning Nietzsche and naturalism.”
philosophyfeed.com presents Determinism & Chaos Theory posted at PhilosophyFeed.com!, saying, “Feed Your Mind…
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Paul Gowder* discusses the relationship between epistemic duties and moral duties in When are epistemic duties also moral duties?. From Uncommon Priors.
David Gross presents Ethical illusions posted at The Picket Line, saying, “It seems to me that this would be an especially fruitful time to develop a practical discipline of ethics. While some of the great human weaknesses and temptations have been known and discussed for ages, we have never had such precise investigation of ethical blind spots and illusions as we have today.”
David Michael presents A Theory of Moral Diffusion posted at Perplexicon.
Avery Archer* talks about Bernard Williams stuff on moral luck – see Williams on Moral Luck from The Space of Reasons.
Louis Rose presents Contract Law and the U.S. Constitution posted at Florida Student Philosophy Blog.
Finally, Thom Brooks, from The Brooks Blog, presents More on journal rankings: the case of Australasia – a look at the recent journal rankings in Australasia.
Well, that’s it for this edition. Thanks for reading. The next carnival will be hosted at Principia Comica – see their call for submission here. The submission form is here: carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found at the blog carnival index page.