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PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS                   ISSN 2043-0728

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Issue No. 221 30th March 2018

CONTENTS

Edited by Craig Skinner

I. 'A Value-Based Solution to the Surprise Exam Paradox' by Terence Edward

II. 'Radical Epistemological Relativism: A defense' by Agustin Moreno

III. 'The Physics of Nothing: Are virtual particles an exception to the causal productive principle?' by Agustin Moreno

IV. 'The Dalai Lama gathers his thoughts: Self as a construction' by Craig Skinner

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EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

This issue comprises four articles. I hope there is something of interest for all [...]

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(c) Craig Skinner 2018

Email: ingridandcraigskinner@btinternet.com

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I. 'A VALUE-BASED SOLUTION TO THE SURPRISE EXAM PARADOX' BY TERENCE EDWARD

I identify an assumption that the students should not rely on: if the teacher believes that the exam would not be a surprise on a certain day, the teacher will not give the exam on that day. The reason I present for not making this assumption does not involve doubting the moral goodness of the teacher. But it does involve making a value judgment [...]

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(c) Terence Rajivan Edward

Email: T.R.Edward@manchester.ac.uk

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II. 'RADICAL EPISTEMOLOGICAL RELATIVISM: A DEFENSE' BY AGUSTIN MORENO

Radical epistemological relativism is the view that every true proposition is true relative to at least some context or referential frame. The logical negation of such a thesis would be epistemological absolutism, according to which at least some true proposition is true independently of any context or referential frame [...]

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(c) Agustin Moreno 2018

Email: philojuris@gmail.com

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III. 'THE PHYSICS OF NOTHING: ARE VIRTUAL PARTICLES AN EXCEPTION TO THE CAUSAL PRODUCTIVE PRINCIPLE?' BY AGUSTIN MORENO

[The causal productive principle] has been much discussed in the philosophical literature, especially in philosophy of religion and particularly in discussions about the so-called Kalam Cosmological Argument... Some participants in this debate have argued that quantum physics provides a decisive counter-example... In particular, the rejoinder is that the spontaneous emergence of the so-called virtual particles from the 'quantum vacuum' provides a decisive refutation [...]

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(c) Agustin Moreno 2018

Email: philojuris@gmail.com

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IV. 'THE DALAI LAMA GATHERS HIS THOUGHTS: SELF AS A CONSTRUCTION' BY CRAIG SKINNER

This dialogue is intended as a user-friendly way of arguing for a philosophical position and maybe stimulating a little discussion... During his visit to a Cognitive Research Unit, His Holiness is in discussion with a cognitive scientist [...]

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(c) Craig Skinner 2018

Email: ingridandcraigskinner@btinternet.com


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