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
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
We now have a much more sophisticated understanding of logical form in language
5. Theory of Logic / K. Features of Logics / 1. Axiomatisation
We come to believe mathematical propositions via their grounding in the structure
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. Geometry
The equivalent algebra model of geometry loses some essential spatial meaning
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
Peano arithmetic requires grasping 0 as a primitive number
12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 1. Nature of the A Priori
Is apriority predicated mainly of truths and proofs, or of human cognition?
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
Subjects may be unaware of their epistemic 'entitlements', unlike their 'justifications'
15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 6. Anti-Individualism
Anti-individualism says the environment is involved in the individuation of some mental states
Broad concepts suggest an extension of the mind into the environment (less computer-like)
16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 2. Self-Knowledge
Anti-individualism may be incompatible with some sorts of self-knowledge
17. Mind and Body / C. Functionalism / 1. Functionalism
Some qualities of experience, like blurred vision, have no function at all
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 7. Strictness of Laws
If there are no finks or antidotes at the fundamental level, the laws can't be ceteris paribus