This looks like a nice tool:

I wonder if there is something like it that provides LaTeX output.

A lot of things that I'm reading for my current project refers back to Scott Soames' 'Semantics and Semantic Competence'. I think that time in philosophy of language set up a lot of current lines of thought.

The only time I regret using Ubuntu on my main work machine is when I have to set up printing at a new institution.

As a new starter I had to do a fire walk which turned out to be less exciting than it sounded.

New blog post from the American Philosophical Association's blog: Practical suggestions for incorporating Islamic Philosophy into your courses, with specific texts for different topics (metaphysics, political phil, etc.), by Peter Adamson: meta, request for feedback Show more

I think that a few years ago I convinced myself that a Fregean solution to the problem of the unity of the proposition couldn't work. (I.e. saying that unsaturated entities combine with saturated.) But I can't now remember what convinced me. I suppose I should reread some of the things that I was reading at the time to see if I shake something loose.

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I'm reading a paper on existence which consistently misspells 'Ronald McDonald'.

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What I'm

For work: Papers from the edited book 'Metasemantics'.

For fun: Stanisław Lem's 'Mortal Engines'.

If you have a poster you gave this summer that you're particularly happy with, consider sharing it with poster makers at the Better Posters blog:

First day in the office tomorrow. I'm going to buy some shirts this afternoon.

I think that one of my tasks next term will be chairing the MA students' work in progress seminar. Are there any obvious things that I should (not) do?

I will be teaching logic this coming semester and philosophy of language (undergraduate and MA) next semester. I'm very fortunate.

hey does anyone have good resources for teaching yourself simulation in an object-oriented language? C++ much preferred, python gives me hives.

(this is actually unrelated to my R toot earlier I just have a thing that will work best in an object oriented language)

Looking for a time management/logging and project management tool that is accessible/usable. Hoping the interwebs can come up with some recommendations. Thanks much

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