Friday, September 11, 2015

Philosophers' Carnival ♯179

August can be dry month in the philosophy blogosphere. It's traditionally vacation month in Europe and a time when many academics must correct repeat exams and prepare classes for the new semester. But that doesn't seem to have dampened enthusiasm among the internet's diligent coterie of philosophical bloggers. As this month's host of the Philosophers' Carnival, I have the pleasure of collating and introducing some of the best posts from the past 30 days or so.

In no particular order:

  • Terance Tomkow continues his impressive contributions to philosophy blogging with an excellent introduction to counterfactuals. Confused about possible worlds and the ways things could have turned out? Start here.

  • Wolfgang Schwarz investigates the updating of beliefs based on evidence with a clever thought experiment involving a broken duplication machine.

That's it. Be sure to send in your submissions for next month's iteration, and like the Carnival on facebook.

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