a quick sketch of my philosophical positions
May 13, 2013
Mostly ‘cause I feel like it.
Logic: I think the group of relevant logics are the ‘right’ sort of logic as far as everyday deduction goes. As far as actual methods, I think abduction is what we mostly use in our daily lives. Add a dash of skepticism as advocated by 莊子 and you have my position.
Ontology: I’m an metaphysical realist so I do believe in an independently existing universe. Note: I do also include abstract objects as being ‘real,’ despite being abstract.
Truth: I use both the correspondence theory of truth and the coherence theory of truth which i guess probably makes me a type of truth pluralist. Because I use both to determine the truth. For some claims, it isn’t straightforward to see whether or not there is some state of affairs existing in the real world that corresponds to it (ie., historical statements). In cases like that, I switch to the coherence theory.