Monday, September 24, 2007

She'll slice them with Occam's razor

Lindsay Beyerstein describes her cooking style as empiricist . If the dish photographed above the post is any indication, Lindsay's cooking is remarkable for its parsimony. In keeping with the Quinean emphasis on ontological simplicity, very few objects are involved.

2 comments:

Colin said...

I guess that depends on how we are individuating. Counted as fruits, few indeed, but counted as molecules, enormous quantities are present. Alas, it seems that there is no fact of the matter about how many objects are involved in Lindsay's cooking.

djw said...

I have such a love/hate relationship with the way analytic philosophers think.