06 February 2008

I refereed a paper in the philosophy of mind for a conference. 23 pages of well-written nonsense. It was defending a realism and internalism about rules. I tore it to shreds, and recommended it -- with revisions -- for a poster presentation.

One of the memorable dummy arguments against internalism was that what I feel as painful in the actual world might be felt as pleasurable in a world whose material constitution was different.