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Ockham’s Razor as a Principle of (Epistemic) Agency

During a recent workshop in Bucharest I asked the participants to connect two dots on a piece of paper.* Guess what! They all chose the simplest way of doing it and drew a perfectly straight line. This is perhaps not … Continue reading

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How simple is simple apprehension? – Some worries about psychological structures and historiography

In De anima 430a26, Aristotle famously speaks of simple apprehension as the intellect’s grasping of undivided objects. So if you grasp the essence of a tree, your intellect performs what the scholastic tradition calls a “simplex apprehensio”. One of the … Continue reading

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Introduction – Simon Hewitt

Hi, I’m Simon and I teach formal philosophy in the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at the University of Leeds. I did my PhD at Birkbeck College in the University of London, focusing on plural interpretations of … Continue reading

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