Reading Logic and Metaphysics

Reading Logic and Metaphysics

May. 13, 2020 by

During the last week of Ramadan, we will conduct a lecture series regarding logical and metaphysical issues in several branches of philosophy, ranging from philosophy of sciences, philosophy of art, philosophy of mind, to logic and semantics. In philosophy of

Sub-type Laws, Trigger, and Reduction

Feb. 25, 2019 by

Sub-type laws, which figure in maintaining the necessity of reduction while keeping the non-physical concept substantial and not only pragmatic, recently has been deemed to be a new argument for the unity of science. The central idea relies on the

Ontological Justification of the Anthropocene Epoch

Jan. 10, 2019 by

The beginning of the term of Anthropocene is emerged in the early twentieth century to describe a new geological age marking human beings as the planet earth forces. After that, the justification and ratification of Anthropocene become one of the

Topological Status of Magnitude in Meta-language

Dec. 10, 2018 by

Meta-language (Lm) is a semantic theory of truth built under one to one topological transformation. Different from natural language (Ln), Lm has a structure of isomorphism ensuring the gap between Lo and Lm in propositional logic, particularly predicative logic, due

Mind, Meaning, and Object: A Metaphysical Investigation

Nov. 8, 2018 by

The discourse of object is a heresy in the phenomenological analysis. Phenomenology, as far as comprehended in the Kantian term, is a turning away from an object to consciousness or thought of the object. It makes phenomenological analysis epistemologically solipsistic

On the Problem of Free Will

Oct. 10, 2018 by

All our justifications of law and morality are possible if and only if the concept of free will has valid metaphysical reasoning. Only by accepting free will can one determine whether an action is good or evil so that punishment

Asserting Identity in Denial

Asserting Identity in Denial

Sep. 1, 2018 by

The problem of assertion lies in our belief of the truth in reality. When someone is in doubt, one tends to deny the given proposition. Stephen Mumford argues that denial is different from asserting a negation and it is also