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Have you heard of Robert Owen and his Lanarkshire factory? We "interview" Owen in @doug_rooney and my new episode of our podcast:

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I am a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol working on truth in proof-theoretic semantics. My work investigates arguments for the analyticity of logic and mathematics which apply formal results for philosophical goods.

I have interests in early modern and early analytic history of philosophy, realism and antirealism, philosophy of mathematics, computation, logic, and language, and a lot of other things beside.

As a hobby I make a podcast with Douglas Rooney called Speaking to the Dead where we "interview" long dead writers.

My current chatbot game is using the "Random Entry" menu on the Stanford Encyclopedia to find philosophical topics, and then putting the prompt "Write an unhinged twitter thread on [name of topic]" into the chatbot.

The results aren't always family-friendly enough for a nice place like this, but are sometimes amusing. (Try "Kant's Philosophy of Science" to see both these things.) And the format makes one more forgiving of the simplifications the bot makes.

Ok I think my 3D prints are becoming usable. Attempts 7 or so of printing Christmas gifts for my dnd player.

Have you heard of Robert Owen and his Lanarkshire factory? We "interview" Owen in @doug_rooney and my new episode of our podcast:

is there an easy way to get a list of everything either released or early access in the last month from the larger general phil journals?

I've been trying but Philosophypaperboy isn't up-to-date, philpapers doesn't aggregate paper feeds, and not all journals have rss feeds, let alone update them.

Hello! I'm History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis, an academic journal dedicated to the history of philosophy. The motto of the journal is 'The history of philosophy should not only be honored as historical documents, but first and foremost be taken seriously from a philosophical point of view.' The journal has been published since 1998; since moving, in 2020, to Brill Publishers, the journal appears twice per year.

I had an account as but with @AustralasianJournalPhilosophy and @ajlonline being here, maybe we can make this the home of philosophy journals.

We are aware of the recent security breach in Misskey resulting in server spams on Mastodon.

We have not been attacked and have preemptively blocked the domains where the reported spams originate.

Side note: if you hear of similar concerns in the future, *please do not search for those domains* (which is what would trigger the attack). (No one did it but I just want to make sure folks know.)

It sometimes feels like IT services are employed specifically to interfere with your work. Can you fix the problem? No because you don't have permission to. Can they fix the problem? The answer is always no. Currently trying to explain to IT that I do in fact need to access my data from previous institutions to do my work.

Every time I teach, I'm completely exhausted afterwards. Even if it's for "just" 2 hours. I cannot fathom how school teachers can do this essentially all day, every day in front of a much more hostile classroom.

How Twitter’s “Teacher Li” became the central hub of China protest information

In his own words, the Chinese painter shares how he became a one-person newsroom during a week of intense protests against China's zero-covid policy.

Those of you who have not experienced years of pervasive censorship and absolutely zero freedom of press might not be able to fully appreciate what this guy did and what it meant to them/us.

After 2 years, just ended DMing my first campaign. Bittersweet moment. I have had so much fun watching my players develop their characters.

Let’s ask ChatGPT the truly serious questions, starting off with some quantified modal logic and the necessitism/contingentism debate.

(Unsurprisingly, it sounds like an undergraduate who has some sense of what the words mean but hasn't done the work and is doing a bad job of word association and looking up Wikipedia summaries.)

#PhilLogic #ModalLogic #ChatGPT

I really really love talking to people about their research interests, I had a lovely conversation with @moonsb a week or so ago about a variety of empathy she’s thinking about and now I can’t help but see a need for it all over, so here’s this public shoutout to my interesting friends

Random thought:

The "values in science" literature often specify that they are debating the legitimacy of values in affecting *the core functioning of science* and not the peripheral stuff like scientists often choose to work on project A over B because A is better funded and more likely to lead to career advancement. So far so good.

But another thing that's often glossed as an example of "peripheral stuff" is ethics clearance in study design. So, e.g., certain experiments can't be performed on humans or certain studies can't be done deceptively.

Surely those are examples of values affecting "the core functioning of science", no? Choosing to do an experiment on mice as opposed to people is a core methodological choice, right?

Did I read the literature wrong? Are there papers (which I missed) that talk about values in science in these settings?


I'm writing about some logics, and I'm not sure what nomenclature to use for classical logic. There are two logics that have claimed C, K is a modal logic, and CL is already taken as well.

If someone wants a short, gentle and entertaining explanation of what modern logic does what would people recommend?

New journal dedicated to the philosophy of mathematics
All papers are free to download in the author’s language, paper version in English when volume complete.

Just done presenting at the Philosophy Department at Uni of Bristol. Talking about the various notions of logicality and what they have to say about the status of arithmetic. Great questions from the audience.

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The AJL is an open access journal of logic hosted by Victoria University of Wellington. The journal was founded by @consequently at the University of Melbourne in 2003. @rohanfrench and @standefer are editors, with Ed Mares as the editor in Chief.

We publish articles throughout the year, but not on a fixed schedule. We are accepting proposals for special issues.

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Fediphilosophy is a place for current researchers (including graduate students) and teachers whose work engage with philosophy to network and relax.