Josh Parsons' website

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About this site

Welcome to my website. A selection of new material of all kinds is listed below.

You may be interested in my online papers, reading lists, or my PhD thesis. My more whimsical web creations include flags of the world given letter grades and my shrine to Bud Christman.

And there is a partial list of software I have written.

What’s new…

Philosophical logic reading list05 Feb 2014

This is a reading list for the Oxford finals “Logic and Language” paper, oriented more around philosophical logic than my other reading list for this paper. Students may wish to also consult the philosophy faculty’s reading list available through WebLearn.

Particularly significant readings are starred (*).

Knowledge and Reality reading list29 Jan 2014

This is a reading list for the Oxford philosophy finals paper “Knowledge and Reality”. Students may wish to also consult the philosophy faculty’s reading list available through WebLearn.

Particularly significant readings are starred (*).

General philosophy reading list16 Jan 2014

This is a 4-tutorial reading list for the Oxford first year “general philosophy” paper. Students may wish to also consult the philosophy faculty’s reading list available through WebLearn.

Particularly significant readings are starred (*).

The Earth and the Aleph11 Nov 2013

Abstract: Borges’ short story “The Aleph” describes a situation that seems to some philosophers to be an example of mereological circularity: of two distinct, non-coinciding individuals, each of which is a part of the other. Is this coherent? I describe a way of generalising classical mereology that allows for this type of circularity.

Updated 11 Nov 2013: corrected a few typoes and clarified definition of “betweenness”

Mereology reading list07 Nov 2013

This is reading list for a 4-session seminar on mereology. We will be covering philosophical rather than formal issues, but I will assume acquaintance with first order predicate logic.

About me

I am a Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College and a Lecturer in the Oxford Philosophy Faculty. I work on metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, meta-ethics, ethics, and other bits of philosophy.

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