There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths

edited by Marmalade and O Society June 12, 2019 "A lack of the historical sense is the traditional defect in all philosophers.” Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche The Traditional Error of Philosophers.—All philosophers make the common mistake of taking contemporary man as their starting point and of … Continue reading There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths

Wittgenstein Posthumously Solves the Species Problem

On a longstanding problem in biology and how philosophy helps by Massimo Pigliucci Philosophy Now edited by O Society April 12, 2019 Biologists and (some) philosophers seem to share an obsession: they apparently never tire of discussions about the nature of biological species. What exactly is a species? If you happen to enroll in graduate studies … Continue reading Wittgenstein Posthumously Solves the Species Problem

What is Truth? Philosophy must be Useful

For Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle, much of philosophy was mere nonsense. Then came Frank Ramsey’s pragmatic alternative. by Cheryl Misak Aeon Jan 23, 2019 Vienna in the 1920s was an exciting place. Politically, it was the time of Red Vienna, when the municipal government experimented with radical democratic reforms in housing, healthcare, education and worker’s rights. … Continue reading What is Truth? Philosophy must be Useful