What is it to have a concept? What is it to make an inference? What is it to be rational? On the basis of recent developments in semantics, a number of authors have embraced answers to these questions that have radically counterintuitive consequences, for example: • One can rationally accept self-contradictory propositions (e.
What are laws, and do they necessarily have any basis in morality? The present work argues that laws are governmental assurances of protections of rights and that the concepts of law and legal obligation must therefore be understood in moral terms.
Author: Conceptual Atomism and the Computational Theory of Mind, 2007, The Moral Structure of Legal Obligation, 2007, Literal Meaning and Cognitive Content, 2007. Contributor articles to professional journals.