Academic Writing and Talks
Papers on Topics in Modern Philosophy
Outline of a paper on Hume’s view of force and vivacity and the content of abstract ideas
Banach, “Certainty and How to do Without
Outline of paper containing a refutation of Hume’s criticism of induction along with an account of Hume’s views of the role of philosophy in ordering our lives
Impetus of Ideas”
Outline of a paper based on Hume’s view of the force and vivacity of ideas applied to the problem of representation.
on the impications of cellular automata such as Conway's Life
A New Kind of Dualism (Abstract): A paper on some philosophical implications of using the Life world as a model for how mechanism works.
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killed substantial form?
A paper on the origins of Mechanism in the Scientific Revolution and a new view of substantial form, using Life as the main illustration.
Mechanism and Levels of
A paper on the limits of Mechanism and how it leads to a new view of form, using Life as the main illustration.
Freedom and inevitablity as a properties of events in time.
Responding to Evangelical Atheism
Putnam on Reference
Short Summary of Putnam's central examples concerning meaning and natural kinds
Does Anything Really Matter, and Does it Really Matter if it Does?
Galileo and the Origins of the Modern World
Marie Curie and the Revolution in Our Concept of Matter