What I'm #reading
For work: William Lycan's 'Philosophy of Language'. https://www.routledge.com/Philosophy-of-Language-A-Contemporary-Introduction-3rd-Edition/Lycan/p/book/9781138504585 I'm assigning bits of it to my students. I just realised that there is a third edition. I have the second edition, but hopefully that won't matter.
For fun: Barbara Kingsolver's 'The Lacuna'. I used to live in Coyoacán.
Hardware Show more
Is there a standard source for finding out how to do simple repairs/upgrades on a laptop?
We've heard a lot of advice to move away from Mastodon.social to smaller instances. While https://joinmastodon.org/ is useful, how about some reviews from the people on the ground?
What's good about your instance? What's bad? Who is it for? Any special features or rules?
Tell us, and tag it #InstanceReviews.
Ubuntu tech support Show more
Since installing SpiderOakONE my Ubuntu 18.10 is horribly slow for 5 minutes or so after starting, and sometimes odd things happen with the dock when it wakes from sleep. Has anybody had a similar problem?
I was at this interesting talk by Stephen Neale titled 'Means means means' at the Aristotelian Society a few weeks ago, now available to listen to: https://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk/the-proceedings/the-2018-19-programme/stephen-neale/
Are there any academics here publishing on the intersection of paganism and computers/internet/digital practice? A friend has a tentative CFP for a journal but it's not final (otherwise I'd just post it here). If there are any academics interested here on the fediverse or you know anyone, ping me!
Does anyone have experience with incorporating Freedom of Information / Access to Information requests in scholarship? I've filed several in looking to understand some ugly agri / tax policy (which no one wishes to talk about).
Am looking for more systemic way of presenting information other than "I filed a bunch of FOI requests in multiple jurisdictions after having done some prior ones which were not as useful."
Someone also came up with an objection I need to think about. On the view I defend, (i) and (ii) have different contents.
(i) Mathematics reduces to logic.
(ii) That mathematics reduces to logic is true.
But it looks like people who utter (i) and (ii) agree. So, at least, I can't say that identity of content is necessary for agreement. (Which I might well deny anyway.)
Anyone worked/published with a micropublication? I'd be curious to know what kind of value you found in it. I went to a talk a while ago about wormbase.org and how they got the publication going (working on peer review, becoming reputable, etc.). Not sure that I'm going anywhere with this but it keeps circling in the back of my mind what some other possibilities for micropublications might be.
#STEMEd folks: any favorites or ideas for quantum-themed games and activities for kids? (10-12 years)
Re-introduction: I teach and write philosophy. Mostly philosophy of language, metaphysics, and logic. I'm trying to get good at backgammon.
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