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Book Published: Personal Memories of the Early Analytic Philosophers

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Co-author Steve Gimbel and I have just published a book entitled Personal Memories of Early Analytic Philosophers: Analytic Logic / Synthetic Lives, with Palgrave Macmillan. The book is a collection of interviews we conducted with philosophers and mathematicians (such as Peter Achinstein, Franz Alt, Olaf Helmer, Ruth Anna and Hilary Putnam, and Nicholas Rescher), as well as friends and family members of the early analytic philosophers (including spouses and children of Reichenbach, Carnap, Quine, Grelling, and Oppenheim). The aims of the project are to preserve these voices, many of which are no longer with us, and to preserve our understanding of the human context and personalities from which their work emerged.

TEDx Talk

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I recently gave a talk as part of the TEDx event at St. Lawrence University. In it, I discuss the ways in which we are susceptible to bullshitting ourselves. While we are careful and alert about the bullshit spread by others, the bullshit we tell ourselves is often even more effective, and more insidious.

New Paper: The Method(s) of Cases

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My latest paper, “The Method(s) of Cases” has just been published in Philosophical Psychology. No preprint up yet, but I’m happy to share a copy.