“The ‘Is’ in Animal-is-m”
Eric T. Olson argues for a position in personal identity called animalism. Olson's definition of ‘what we are’ is what the biological community currently defines as the ‘human animal’. This article deals with the notoriously slippery quality of the copula 'is'. In my conclusion, I follow Olson’s surprising admission by suggesting that I too have no idea what we are.
The traditional questions of early analytic philosophy have related more to epistemology, and the grounding of an externalist semantics for the sciences.
Supporting Noam Chomsky’s views on the limits of the science of language, I offer 6 definitions based on the I-LANGUAGE and E-LANGUAGE distinction.
I discuss the problem of studio space for artists. This is an introduction to my 2019 exhibition titled: "Venise n'est pas en Italie".
Obviously, the title is meant to be provocative.