Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kenntnis {f}; Wissen {n}; Erkenntnis {f}: knowledge

I consider myself (what I call) a "strong fallibilist." This is to say, not only do I hold that I might be wrong about any given belief, but that I probably am wrong. Indeed, given the history of human thought (see Putnam's "pessimistic meta-induction"), it is highly unlikely that I am entirely correct about any claim I make (although I may still be more correct than others). See my new paper on biological mechanisms, published in Erkenntnis, here.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Olbermann on Lowry