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Extended writing Knowledge Linguistics Philosophy Scholarship

Storms in all Teacups: The Power and Inequality in the Battle for Science Universality

The great blog Genealogy of Religion posted this video with a somewhat approving commentary: The video started off with panache and promised some entertainment, however, I found myself increasingly annoyed as the video continued. The problem is that this is an exchange of cliches that pretends to be a fight of truth against ignorance. Sure, Storm […]

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Language Linguistics Philosophy Scholarship

Sunsets, horizons and the language/mind/culture distinction

For some reason, many accomplished people, when they are done accomplishing what they’ve set out to accomplish, turn their minds to questions like: What is primary, thought or language. What is primary, culture or language. What is primary, thought or culture. I’d like to offer a small metaphor hack for solving or rather dissolving these […]

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Extended writing Framing Knowledge Linguistics

Framing and constructions as a bridge between cognition and culture: Two Abstracts for Cognitive Futures

I just found out that both abstracts I submitted to the Cognitive Futures of the Humanities Conference were accepted. I was really only expecting one to get through but I’m looking forward to talking about the ideas in both. The first first talk has foundations in a paper I wrote almost 5 years ago now about […]

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Knowledge Philosophy Scholarship

Epistemology as ethics: Decisions and judgments not methods and solutions for evidence-based practice

Show me the money! Or so the saying goes. Implying that talk is cheap and facts are the only thing that matters. But there is another thing we are being asked to do with money and that is put it where our mouth is. So evidence is not quite enough. We have to also be […]