Philosophy @ Calvin—lectures, news and events
Dr. Gillian Russell (Washington University)
"The Epistemology of Logic"
Thursday, September 19
Commons Annex Lecture Hall
Abstract: Recent work on analyticity distinguishes two kinds, metaphysical and epistemic. This paper argues that this distinction allows for a new view in the philosophy of logic. According to this new distinction, the claims of logic are metaphysically analytic and have distinctive modal profiles, even though their epistemology is holist and in many ways rather Quinean. It is argued that such a view combines some of the more attractive aspects of the Carnapian and Quinean approaches to logic, whilst avoiding some famous problems.
[See the News and Events archive for past Philosophy lectures.]
- Professor Wykstra speaks at Notre Dame at the Plantinga Fellow Lecture on October 9, 2013.
- Professor De Young discusses virtue and vice on Brazos's blog.
- Read The Little Logic Book, recently published by Calvin Press. Written by Calvin philosophy faculty: Lee Hardy, Del Ratzsch, Rebecca De Young and Gregory Mellema.
- Read about Prof. DeYoung's recent honor as a Character Project Character Essay winner for her chapter "Courage" in Being Good:Christian Virtues for Everyday Life.
- A new book has come out by Prof. Smith Discipleship in the Present Tense: Reflections on Faith and Culture.
- Read about Prof. DeYoung's honor as second place winner of the C.S. Lewis Book Prize at the University of St. Thomas for her book Glittering Vices: a New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and their Remedies.
- Read Prof. Smith's recent interview in Christianity Today,
"You Can't Think Your Way to God."
- Watch Prof. DeYoung talk about the Seven Deadly Sins on Inner Compass.
- Read Prof. Hardy's invitation to philosophy and the humanities from the new book, Practically Human: College Professors Speak from the Heart of Humanities Education(available from Calvin College Press).
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