Monday, April 21, 2008

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I have just recently arrived in Canberra as a new PhD student in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. I have somewhat tentative plans to write a dissertation on THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHY. So this would probably involve talking about things like intuition, conceptual analysis, conceivability, analyticity, aprioricity, epistemic and metaphysical possibility, semantic theory, meaning, concepts, rationalism, and philosophical methodology. The idea would be to try out some kind of conceptualist defense of the apriori method...

I plan to post more regularly in the coming months and years than I have in the past (well, once I settle in). As usual I will write on whatever philosophical issue is on my mind, thus the posts will (hopefully) be mostly focused around my dissertation project. But given the number of philosophy talks that take place here there will most likely be posts on those as well [and I will probably revisit some old themes as well, e.g. the semantic paradoxes, the names as common nouns hypothesis, the semantic/pragmatics interface, 2D semantics, and philosophy of mind].

This isn't an advertisment. Its just me taking stock and providing a little sign post for you readers out there...

1 comment:

Normandy said...

Good words.