A new episode of the Fluidity : "Probabilism, Part One"

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Probability theory seems an attractive foundation for rationalism—but it is not up to the job. metarationality.com/probabilis   Leaving the casino - Probabilistic rationalism encourages you to view the whole world as a gigantic casino—but mostly it is not like that. metarationality.com/probabilis   What probability can’t do - If probability theory were an epistemology, we’d wan

On this episode of the Fluidity : When Will You Go Bald?

“Shades of gray” is sometimes a good way to think about nebulosity—the world’s inherent fuzziness—but not always.

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On this episode of the Fluidity : Are Eggplants Fruits?

Formal methods formally require impossibly precise definitions of terms. How do we use them effectively without that?

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Great article covering Octavia Butler. She remains one of my favorite authors. She died far too young. vulture.com/article/octavia-e-

A new episode of the Fluidity : "Propositions, Hypothesis Generation, and Unknown Unknowns"

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Three short chapters from In The Cells Of The Eggplant.   What can you believe? - Propositions are whatever sort of thing it is you can believe. Nothing can play that role; so we need a different understanding of belief.   metarationality.com/propositio   Where did you get that idea in the first place? - Rationalism does not explain where hypotheses, theori

A new episode of the Fluidity : "Is This An Eggplant Which I See Before Me?"

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Rationalist theories assume perception delivers an objective description of the world to rationality. It can’t, and doesn’t try to. metarationality.com/rationalis   You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon: patreon.com/m/fluidityaudioboo   If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee:   https://www.buyme

On this episode of the Fluidity : Reductio Ad Reductionem.

Reduction is a powertool of rationality, but reductionism can’t work as a general theory; most rationality is not reduction.

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On this episode of the Fluidity : The Truth Of The Matter.

Formal rationality requires absolute truths, but those are rare in the eggplant-sized world. How do we do rationality without them?

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Mentioned in this episode, is the hilarious and brilliant "What Is Wrong With Our Thoughts?" by David Stove.

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In the third part of this episode: The value of meaninglessness.

Recognizing that some statements are neither true nor false was a major advance in early 20th-century rationalism.

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In the second part of this episode: Depends upon what the meaning of the word “is” is.

Formal logic successfully addresses important defects in traditional, Aristotelian logic, but cannot deal with contextuality.

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On the first part of this episode: The world is everything that is the case.

Aristotelian logic was mistaken both in details and overall conception, yet its key ideas survive in contemporary rationalism.

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On this episode of the Fluidity : Positive and Logical.

Early 20th-century logical positivism was the last serious rationalism. Better understandings of rationality learn from its mistakes.

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A new episode of the Fluidity : "Objects, Objectively"

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Rational methods assume objects are objectively separable; but they aren’t. How do we use rationality effectively anyway? metarationality.com/objective-   You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon: patreon.com/m/fluidityaudioboo   If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: buymeacoffee.com/mattarnold  

On this episode of the Fluidity : Rationalism's Responses To Trouble

Rationalism responds to its failures, in the face of nebulosity, by making more complicated formal theories.

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In the second part of this episode: Defining the subject matter: rationality, rationalism, reasonableness, and meta-rationality.

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