Language, Life and Logic
About Mark English
Monday, April 1, 2019
At The Electric Agora I recently discussed the views of Alex Rosenberg and some other thinkers on science, knowledge and consciousness. Ros...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Culture and language: some personal reflections
Much is written about shared narratives and their role in creating a common culture. But what is a culture? The idea of a common culture ...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Thoughts on morality, politics and history
I. Past and present If we ignore the past, not only do we forego the opportunity to understand our own social and cultural situation in mo...
Monday, September 17, 2018
Wittgenstein and Russell on metaphysics, language and science
In his youth, Wittgenstein worked with Bertrand Russell and then subsequently had dealings with the Vienna Circle before taking a rather dif...
Monday, August 20, 2018
Language and metaphysics
Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein had many profound disagreements. They were, for example, diametrically opposed in their respective ...
Sunday, June 10, 2018
On the scope and limits of science
Attempts to express a comprehensive personal view of the world are doomed to failure. Each of us has a view of the world; some such views ar...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
History and truth
At The Electric Agora, E. John Winner reflected recently on a tragic – and relatively late – episode in the long history of the destruction ...
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