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Fascinating Reflection on Transexuality
My friend Anne Eaton directed me to this fascinating but in some ways deeply puzzling essay by Andrea Long Chu , who is (I take it) a graduate student in Comparative Literature at NYU. It's a lengthy investigation of the fraught, and too little discussed, r...
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Published: The Logical Strength of Compositional Principles
Abstract This paper investigates a set of issues connected with the so-called conservativeness argument against deflationism. Although I do not defend that argument, I think the discussion of it has raised some interesting questions about whether what I cal...
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The Inadequacy of Sexual Consent?
Earlier today, I fell down one of those Internet rabbit holes reading reflections about the Aziz Ansari story. (I confess to having previously had no idea who he was.) In truth, I jumped in myself, once I realized what was really at stake here, since it's s...
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Lacuna in "Is Frege's Definition of the Ancestral Adequate?"
Ran Lanzet has pointed out a significant lacuna in the proof of the main result in my paper " Is Frege's Definition of the Ancestral Adequate? " This has been repaired in the 'pre-publication' version of the paper, which can be downloaded here . I had certa...
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Have Fun With René, Jerry
I did not know Jerry Fodor at all, personally. But when you spend as much time with someone's work as I did with his, you feel like you did know him. When I got to MIT in 1987, Jerry had already left, a year before. But his influence was still ubiquitous. T...
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Have Fun Up There, Jerry
I did not know Jerry Fodor at all, personally. But when you spend as much time with someone's work as I did with his, you feel like you did know him. When I got to MIT in 1987, Jerry had already left, a year before. But his influence was still ubiquitous. T...
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Have Fun Up There, Jerry
I did not know Jerry Fodor at all, personally. But when you spend as much time with someone's work as I did with his, you feel like you did know him. When I got to MIT in 1987, Jerry had already left, a year before. But his influence was still ubiquitous. T...
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Interview in 3AM Magazine
Thanks to Richard Marshall for the invitation. The interview is here .
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Questions and Answers on the Lockwood Business
A few people have asked me not unreasonable questions about my response to the Lockwood allegations . Here they are, with answers. Why did you wait so long to issue a denial? Please try to imagine being publicly accused of such a thing yourself. I was shock...
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Statement Concerning Allegations By Heidi Howkins Lockwood
On Tuesday, 14 November 2017, Heidi Howkins Lockwood publicly accused me of groping her after a colloquium at Yale in October 2007. I categorically and unequivocally deny having groped Lockwood on that occasion or on any other. Lockwood asserts that I was s...
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