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A Proof That at Least One Thing Can Be Proven in Philosophy

1. There is a widely held opinion that, in contrast with, say, mathematics, there are no demonstrative arguments, or proofs, in philosophy. This opinion is held, not just by those not well acquainted with philosophy, but also by many or … Continue reading

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The Maverick Philosopher’s Maverick on Liberals and the Race Card

(This post is not one of the series of posts constituting the Introduction to Philosophy Initiative introduced in “Announcing the After Aristotle Introduction to Philosophy Initiative.”) As I have noted in previous posts, such as the “ The Maverick and the Philosopher,” … Continue reading

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The Latest by the Philosopher/Maverick on Islam

0. As I indicated in “The Maverick and the Philosopher,” my post of January 4, 2015, my respect for the thinking of the philosopher, named Bill Vallicella, who writes for the blog, Maverick Philosopher, has as a counter-balance my despair over … Continue reading

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The Maverick and the Philosopher

0. I have long been puzzled by the difference between the two kinds of posts one sees published on the blog, Maverick Philosopher. One kind, one of the latest members of which is his post of December 31, 2014, “John … Continue reading

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A First Reply to the Maverick Philosopher’s Replies to My “Seeing and the Existence of the Seen”

0. Bill Vallicella of Maverick Philosopher fame has published two posts in response to my “Seeing and the Existence of the Seen” of December 31, 2013, itself written in response to his “On Seeing: Intentionality without Aspectuality?” of December 30, 2013. … Continue reading

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Seeing and the Existence of the Seen

0. This is not the post which, in the immediately previous post, I indicated the next post would be. Let me explain why. In that immediately previous post, published on December 30th, in which I presented some statements of some … Continue reading

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Vallicella, Philosophical Conversation, and Political Philosophy

In his August 3, 2013, post, “Philosophy, Debate, and Dialog: Can Philosophy Be Debated?,” Bill Vallicella, the “maverick philosopher,” answered the question posed in the post’s title in the negative negatively. He adds, “When real philosophy is done with others … Continue reading

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