Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent – Ludwig Wittgenstein
When we engage in philosophy, we tend to do so through language. We usually either speak, write or think aloud. However, we tend to use the tool of our language. It seems important, therefore, if we have the choice, to pick the best tool for the job. There are lots of major tools of philosophy which we could use: English, Latin, Japanese etc. I will however, try to make you consider another which is not in so many philosophers’ toolkits.Continue reading “What is the best language for philosophy?”
1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth
This seems like one of the most fundamental questions in philosophy. Lots of people, including me, when they enter the world of philosophy, do so to try and find truth. They want to understand what is going on in the world they inhabit and how they should act. They also want to be sure about it.Continue reading “What it means to discover truth”
It is possible to show that a proof must be a least a certain number of steps in logical systems. This sparked a thought.
(Don’t worry – no mathematics is needed to understand this article)Continue reading “The limits of rigour?”
Why is it so difficult to counter Skepticism? This is because Philosophical Skepticism can leave you with nothing to build an argument with. The difficulty of dispatching Philosophical Skepticism becomes clearer by looking at how we cope with everyday skepticism. It then becomes clear that our normal means of proof simply do not exist when trying to counter a Philosophical Skeptic.Continue reading “The Skeptic’s Plight”