Ideas of Tyler Burge, by Theme
[American, b.1946, At the University of California, Los Angeles.]
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5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 3. Value of Logic
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Given that thinking aims at truth, logic gives universal rules for how to do it

5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 1. Logical Form
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We now have a much more sophisticated understanding of logical form in language

5. Theory of Logic / K. Features of Logics / 1. Axiomatisation
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We come to believe mathematical propositions via their grounding in the structure

6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. Geometry
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The equivalent algebra model of geometry loses some essential spatial meaning

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You can't simply convert geometry into algebra, as some spatial content is lost

6. Mathematics / B. Foundations for Mathematics / 3. Axioms for Number / d. Peano arithmetic
16902

Peano arithmetic requires grasping 0 as a primitive number

12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 1. Nature of the A Priori
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Is apriority predicated mainly of truths and proofs, or of human cognition?

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Kant's shift of view enables us to see a priority in terms of mental capacity, not truth and propositions

13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 1. External Justification
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Subjects may be unaware of their epistemic 'entitlements', unlike their 'justifications'

15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 6. AntiIndividualism
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Antiindividualism says the environment is involved in the individuation of some mental states

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Broad concepts suggest an extension of the mind into the environment (less computerlike)

16. Persons / C. SelfAwareness / 2. Knowing the Self
8129

Antiindividualism may be incompatible with some sorts of selfknowledge

17. Mind and Body / C. Functionalism / 1. Functionalism
8131

Some qualities of experience, like blurred vision, have no function at all

26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 7. Strictness of Laws
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If there are no finks or antidotes at the fundamental level, the laws can't be ceteris paribus [Corry]
