What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

"What the Tortoise Said to Achilles, written by Lewis Carroll in 1895 for the philosophical journal Mind, is a brief allegorical dialogue on the foundations of logic."$ ACHILLES had overtaken the Tortoise, and had seated himself comfortably on its hack. "So you've got to the end of our race-course?" said the Tortoise. " Even though … Continue reading What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

Illustrations of the Logic of Science

Popular Science Monthly Volume 12 January 1878  (1878) Illustrations of the Logic of Science II By Charles Sanders Peirce *** By C. S. PEIRCE, ASSISTANT IN THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY.   SECOND PAPER.—HOW TO MAKE OUR IDEAS CLEAR. I. WHOEVER has looked into a modern treatise on logic of the common sort, will doubtless … Continue reading Illustrations of the Logic of Science

Physicists Are Philosophers, Too

In his final essay the late physicist Victor Stenger argues for the validity of philosophy in the context of modern theoretical physics

Important publications in Western Philosophy

This is a list of important publications in western philosophy, organized by field. Some reasons why a particular publication might be regarded as important: Topic creator – A publication that created a new topic Breakthrough – A publication that changed scientific knowledge significantly Influence – A publication which has significantly influenced the world or has … Continue reading Important publications in Western Philosophy