Speaking to a religiously-inclined friend on a live platform I had asked him what he thought about the concept of suspension of judgement. He said he used it for certain things when necessary. I asked him then isn’t that why not use it for all occasions. Have you not taken a course of judgement before … Continue reading The suspension metaphor
I use voice recognition software on a daily basis. I turn to it when I am too lazy to type up on my computer or when I am busy driving but want get the smartphone to do something. On the computer I use dictation mainly when I am copying text for students' handouts or online … Continue reading Why using voice recognition software is an act of language philosophy
I am utterly serious when I say I do not believe concepts as things. I am not trying to be clever, only to point out that language fools us into believing that concepts exist as things. The self referential aspect of "concept" is what I am talking about. We can never escape concept-as-thing because this … Continue reading A serious “concept”
I like lightning strikes. As an event they are dramatic and violent. They cause damage and they may even kill. But I cannot "catch" a lightning strike like I can catch a lion or a tiger. It is an event, process, action of a thing, not a thing in itself. It is language that "catches" … Continue reading Do concepts exist?