Posts by honxqp

Accidental non-fiction

Accidental non-fiction

A narrative text sets out the romantic but tumultuous journey of A. and B. as their true affection for one...

backwards-branching time and fictive Socrates

backwards-branching time and fictive Socrates

implications for Plato. ..if statements about some particular, necessary past are True and statements about alternatives False, then Plato, in...

Notes on time

Notes on time

  Questions on time Is time finite in extent or infinite? Is it parcels at the ‘shortest duration’ or continuous,...

Genesis (agnostic variant)

Genesis (agnostic variant)

In the beginning was the word or it was quiet, or disquiet, or a singularity, or an infinite sequence of...

A bare bones typology of atheisms

A bare bones typology of atheisms

Fundamentalist atheism an ideology grounded in the belief that without doubt there exist no deities, by any definition that might...

Polemic: why argue for truth in fiction

Polemic: why argue for truth in fiction

Aristotle argued (according to notes from his lectures, later collated) that there are three distinct kinds of speech or literature. ...

A Sceptical method of inquiry

A Sceptical method of inquiry

Consider a question in the light of a conclusion, theory, or argument that seems right. The theory ought to be...

A theology of doubt

A theology of doubt

In general doubt’s my truth, and might be the only thing I don’t doubt (though I doubt I doubt enough,...

On fictional worlds of Philip K. Dick (excerpted from thesis)

On fictional worlds of Philip K. Dick (excerpted from thesis)

1. the political The principle that casts fiction as thought experiment or speculative example can be broadly applied. Whether physical,...

Unreliable narration in a possible worlds model for fiction

Unreliable narration in a possible worlds model for fiction

I define fiction by three rules concerning the sentences of a text (or propositions represented by these sentences): 1. Some...