Philosophy

Uncovering Understanding in Putnam's Theory of Meaning

Uncovering Understanding in Putnam's Theory of Meaning

When we consider the notions of competence and understanding, we see an intuitive relationship between them. Being competent in a subject entails being knowledgeable enough to accomplish a particular goal, perhaps established by context. Understanding something, on the other hand, implies a sort of complete knowledge about a subject.

PODCAST: What Philosophy and Psychology can tell us About Trash in New York City

PODCAST: What Philosophy and Psychology can tell us About Trash in New York City

Why is New York City more littered than other cities around the world? And if trash cans are plotted all over the city, why do they so often go unused?