Posts about philosophy:


29 December, 2018

I think writing can help us think better.

On Programming Language Design

21 November, 2018

In his propositions as types talk, Philip Wadler contrasts programming languages that have been ‘invented’ with those that have been ‘discovered’. “And you can tell!” he exclaims, receiving giggles from the audience. Regardless of how you feel about mathematical platonism, I think Phil is pointing at a meaningful difference in the way certain ideas arise.