Monthly Archives: June 2011

It Depends on What the Meaning of the Word ‘Is’ Is

This famous quote from our forty-second President is a tell-tale sign. Our President was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and at Oxford they take the definition of the word “is” very seriously. Witness the article “Plato and the Copula: Sophist … Continue reading

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The Way of Doxa

There were two articles on the comment page of the Financial Times today which proposed contradictory premises. In the first article the contradictory premises were: 1) “China is the world’s emerging superpower” and 2) “China is an intrinsically unstable country, … Continue reading

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