Tag Archives: Hilary Putnam

The UNESCO Vote Mystery

My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal: There’s a mystery about UNESCO’s denial last week of Jewish connections to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The mystery is not that the resolution was proposed by some … Continue reading

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Prophetic Brains in a Vat

My latest blog post for The Jerusalem Post: “Brains in a vat”? It sounds like the plot of a bad science fiction movie. But it might hold a key to understanding prophetic insight. The basic idea was around even before … Continue reading

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Putnam’s Predicament — And Ours

My latest blog post for The Jerusalem Post: “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” That was one of my father’s favorite adages, second only to “talk is cheap.” It means that if you eat your cake, you … Continue reading

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