WALLACE, FREE CHOICE, AND FATALISM i.
Get this from a library! Fate, time, and language: an essay on free will; David Foster Wallace. (Steven M Cahn; Maureen Eckert; David Foster Wallace;) -- Long before he published Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace wrote a brilliant critique of Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In 1962, Taylor used six commonly-accepted presuppositions to imply.
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Taylor takes great pains to point out on page 62, while his reading the book was crucial to his coming to believe fatalism, the doctrine is not an epistemic or epistemological doctrine and is completely independent of what one does or does not know. The validity of fatalism, says Taylor, “is assured by (1) alone” (62), where (1) is the the.
Richard Taylor’s updated version of this argument makes it hard to pinpoint what exactly is amiss with fatalism, not least because Taylor makes his case for this controversial doctrine using only a handful of uncontroversial assumptions about logic and language—that any statement is either true or false; that if p is sufficient for q, then q necessarily follows from p; and so on.
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The book Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, published in 2010 by Columbia University Press, presented David Foster Wallace's challenge to Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism.In this anthology, notable philosophers engage directly with that work and assess Wallace's reply to Taylor as well as other aspects of Wallace's thought.