New iPhone means on the road blogging. Maybe even more blogging. We’ll see how it goes at the WCPA this weekend.
And what cruel unfeeling deity decided I would be sick for the first week of classes? Let us hope nothing I say fever addled is remembered come next Monday.
… but you are afraid for your soul. What do you do? Here’s a handy flowchart!
Update: Sunday Aug 31st @ 5:30
I’ll be speaking as part of a panel at Dragon*Con this year. I don’t have a day or time yet, but the paper title is: “Hustler and Tijuana bibles: desire and objectification in the Watchmen”
Abstract below the fold, slides and text to be posted closer to d-day.
“This is called the cooperative principle and philosopher Paul Grice proposed it! He’s dead now.”
July 28th and 29th’s comics are very nice summary of the essence of Grice. The 28th’s is below the fold.
“I don’t know how not to have fun,” he said. “I’m dying and I’m having fun. And I’m going to keep having fun every day I have left.”
Fall: Logic II, Abelard and Heloise, Speech Act Theory, Honours Seminar
Winter: Problems of Philosophy, Logic II
Descriptions below the fold.
This puts Romeo in a position to notice, and be aroused by, her arousal at being sensed by him.
Fred Adams and collaborators advocate a view on which empty-name sentences semantically encode incomplete propositions, but which can be used to conversationally implicate descriptive propositions. This account has come under criticism recently from Marga Reimer and Anthony Everett. Reimer correctly observes that their account does not pass a natural test for conversational implicatures, namely, that an explanation of our intuitions in terms of implicature should be such that we upon hearing it recognize it to be roughly correct. Everett argues that the implicature view provides an explanation of only some of our intuitions, and is in fact incompatible with others, especially those concerning the modal profile of sentences containing empty names. I offer a pragmatist treatment of empty names based upon the recognition that the Gricean distinction between what is said and what is implicated is not exhaustive, and argue that such a solution avoids both Everett’s and Reimer’s criticisms.
It’s like the squirt bottle we use with the cat.