In his first lecture (of 6) Stalnaker does a quick review of internalist (Cartesian / rationalist) versus externalist (Humean / empiricalist) viewpoints within 20th century (mostly analytical) philosophy starting with Hume and ranging across Wilfrid Sellars, David Lewis, Tyler Burge, Putnam, Kripke and Quine. As you can probably tell from the names listed the lectures focus specifically on the debate around externalism versus internalism of mental content or 'meaning'.
From there Stalnaker goes on in the subsequent lectures to drill down in detail using modal 'other worlds' logic to construct an externalist defence.
Warning. This is dense stuff and Stalnaker assumes a reasonable working knowledge of 20th Century analytic thought. If you haven't read at least a few articles by some of the philosophers mentioned above you should probably try those first so you have the parameters and the basic terms down first.
Not sure if "Language and Linguistics" is really the best description for this but it's as close as I could find given a lot of analytic PoM has a starting point in concerns over meaning attribution and intentions.
I know, I know. Not road cycling but since we were celebrating the great Marianne Vos and more so because the women just don't get anywhere near the credit and limelight they deserve, I thought I'd add this.
Remember that prior to the Beijing Olympics Meares was involved in an accident and broke her neck. She was told she might never walk again let alone ride competitively. She slung a harness from her ceiling at home and trained in secret against her husband, her coaches and her doctors wishes. Then she went to Beijing and won a silver medal in the sprint.
Anna the indomitable!
Concentrate on the main business. You do that well. We as a community can add our own passions and loves to complement your main thing. That after all is the point is it not? It's a community. It's as good as those who are involved make it.
Much credit to you for making this something we can partake in.
That was the day Cadel won by attacking on the climb then blew the rest off with a daredevil descent.
Five lectures up so far and the most recent is 5 days ago so I am hoping there will be more.
Today we will send a mass of tweets about Ingress. I would ask you think about a few things if you plan to publicly post a scathing tweet about Niantic's decision on the Innovator badge.
1) Niantic gave us this game for free, and millions of people worldwide appear to enjoy it. If you are playing it, you must enjoy it
2) If you are like me, you have made dozens, or hundreds, of new friends because of Ingress.
3) You have discovered things in your city you never knew about. You may have also visited other cities and places you've never been before Ingress.
4) We don't own Ingress.
We spend a lot of energy complaining about portal approval times, the shards/artifacts, and any other changes to the game. We spend far too little time thanking Niantic for improving our lives.
Today, I will tweet, and it will not be negative. I ask you do the same.
- Psychology studentpresent
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