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Notes on Brandom's Logical Expressivism

In the last week or so I’ve been struggling through Robert Brandom’s Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism, which despite being intended as a primer to his significantly more expansive Making It Explicit is something of a tough cookie in itself. 1,067 more words


Thinking about Thinking 3: Statistical modes

Statistical thinking is one of the most important formal methods of engaging reality available to human beings. Sadly, it is also one of the more difficult, because human beings, in general, have absolutely no intuitive sense regarding probabilistic claims or statistical analyses. 1,026 more words

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Thinking about Thinking 2: Algebraic Reasoning

“I’m never going to use that!” Variations of this war cry are frequently lodged in protest against that Torquemada-ish, 7th level of hell known as “high school algebra.” I am inclined to sympathize with this lament, but not for the reasons one might suppose. 1,330 more words

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