What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?

In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.

(Woody Allen, Without Feathers, 1975, 10)

 

That’s basically all that needs to be said re all kinds of ›Realisms‹ that popped up in the history of philosophy―from ›ontological‹/Platonist realism via the medieval Universalienstreit to the so-called ›Structural Realisms‹ which are so en vogue today, but only push the ontological bump in the rug around.

 

Who I am
  • Thomas Kupka
  • Lawyer
  • Philosopher of Law/Legal Theorist
  • Philosopher of Science of a sort (since 2012)
What I do
Recent Research Grants
  • 2015-2017: ›Harvey & Leslie Wagner Foundation‹, $ 60,000, via the University of Pittsburgh, for a Causal Semantics for Science.
  • 2012-2015: ›Harvey & Leslie Wagner Foundation‹, $ 60,000, via the University of Pittsburgh, for the edition of Adolf Grünbaum's Collected Works, OUP 2013 ff. (the Wagner Foundation has also subsidized the Pittsburgh PoS Center).
Recent Notes
  • I'm reading Philosophy of Science since 2014 now. Every once in a while I discuss some issues on Twitter which might be interesting for students: Thomas_Kupka
  • I am in Pittsburgh/PA, May 10-31, 2015.