Philosophy with Onbester

Comment on Philosophy is “Flat” by JTD

I recall once being at the talk of a senior philosopher visiting our department and seeing a graduate student offer what looked like a compelling objection against a crucial step in the speaker’s argument. The speaker fumbled around for a few minutes trying to think of a good reply and eventually said of his fumbling “that doesn’t sound very convincing does it, do you think this answers your objection?”, inviting the graduate student to reiterate her objection and show how Read more [...]