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  • Losing sight of the forest for the Ψ: beyond the wavefunction hegemony 

    Bokulich, Alisa (Oxford University Press, 2020-05)
    Traditionally Ψ is used to stand in for both the mathematical wavefunction (the representation) and the quantum state (the thing in the world). This elision has been elevated to a metaphysical thesis by advocates of the ...
  • Teaching and learning with Wittgenstein and Turing: sailing the seas of social media 

    Floyd, Juliet (2019)
    A history of the mutual impact of Turing and Wittgenstein on one another points to the contemporary foundational significance of our artful capacity to embed everyday words in forms of life. Wittgenstein’s mature focus on ...
  • Heideggerian ruminations on being and presence 

    Dahlstrom, Daniel (2019-05-20)
    As Aristotle puts it, ‘being’ (used interchangeably with ‘existence’ here) is said in many ways, including many opposing ways. Potentialities exist precisely as potentialities for specific actualities but the potentialities ...
  • Wittgenstein on ethics: working through Lebensformen 

    Floyd, Juliet (SAGE Publications, 2020-01-21)
    In his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Wittgenstein conveyed the idea that ethics cannot be located in an object or self-standing subject matter of propositional discourse, true or false. At the same time, he took his work ...
  • Debunking logical grounding: distinguishing metaphysics from semantics 

    Mcsweeney, Michaela (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2020-04-20)
    Many philosophers take purportedly logical cases of ground (such as a true disjunction being grounded in its true disjunct(s)) to be obvious cases, and indeed such cases have been used to motivate the existence of and ...
  • Calibration, coherence, and consilience in radiometric measures of geologic time 

    Bokulich, Alisa (University of Chicago Press, 2019-08-05)
    In 2012 the Geological Time Scale, which sets the temporal framework for studying the timing and tempo of all major geological, biological, and climatic events in Earth's history, had one-quarter of its boundaries moved ...
  • Missing in action: affectivity in being and time 

    Dahlstrom, Daniel (Pagrave Macmillan, 2019-08-14)
    Despite the importance that Heidegger assigns to affectivity structurally in Being and Time, accounts of the relevant sorts of affectivity are frequently and, in some cases, perhaps even egregiously missing from existential ...
  • Teaching and learning with Wittgenstein and Turing: sailing the seas of social media 

    Floyd, Juliet (Wiley, 2019-11)
    Results of the Boston University Mellon Sawyer seminar 2016–2019 ( reveal that social and philosophical drives are increasingly central to our uses of technology, including AI. This raises critical ...
  • Theories as recipes: third-order virtue and vice 

    McSweeney, Michaela Markham (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-02)
    A basic way of evaluating metaphysical theories is to ask whether they give satisfying (not necessarily truthful!) answers to the questions they set out to resolve. I propose an account of “third-order” virtue that tells ...
  • "The True" in Journalism 

    Floyd, Juliet (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    “The True” is a central norm of journalism that cannot be reduced away to something else: opinion, consensus, social force, power, or demographic identity. There are no “alternative” facts, though there are of course ...

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