Criticism

One thing I dislike about the academia is the obsession with criticism, especially the form it mainly takes inside classrooms where we are expected to hone our verbal skills. This kind of sophistic criticism is usually motivated by discovering the

Criticism

One thing I dislike about the academia is the obsession with criticism, especially the form it mainly takes inside classrooms where we are expected to hone our verbal skills. This kind of sophistic criticism is usually motivated by discovering the

“Turning to things – ontology, epistemology, and a case of metaphorism” – essay online

Last fall I gave a paper called Turning to things – ontology, epistemology, and a case of metaphorism at the forth Ruin Memories workshop in Svanvik, Norway. The paper is now available in essay form on the Ruin Memories website.

“Turning to things – ontology, epistemology, and a case of metaphorism” – essay online

Last fall I gave a paper called Turning to things – ontology, epistemology, and a case of metaphorism at the forth Ruin Memories workshop in Svanvik, Norway. The paper is now available in essay form on the Ruin Memories website.

The real magic of archaeology

This afternoon I went to hear a panel discussion about artifacts without borders. The topic was ylirajaisuus, which I don’t have a very good translation for. Transboundary artifact or transboundary object comes close, I think. It was organized by Artefacta,

The real magic of archaeology

This afternoon I went to hear a panel discussion about artifacts without borders. The topic was ylirajaisuus, which I don’t have a very good translation for. Transboundary artifact or transboundary object comes close, I think. It was organized by Artefacta,

New things

As you can see, the blog has a new layout. The old template was ancient and did not allow for any degree of customization. Also, http://www.markomarila.fi is now up and running. There really is not much to see there yet,

New things

As you can see, the blog has a new layout. The old template was ancient and did not allow for any degree of customization. Also, http://www.markomarila.fi is now up and running. There really is not much to see there yet,

Pentti Määttänen

Pentti Määttänen, the Finnish philosopher, has a review of the Finnish translation of John Dewey’s Reconstruction in Philosophy (1929) in the current issue of Tieteessä Tapahtuu (1/2013). Määttänen’s article was a delight to read and perhaps the only non-dualist piece of writing in that

Pentti Määttänen

Pentti Määttänen, the Finnish philosopher, has a review of the Finnish translation of John Dewey’s Reconstruction in Philosophy (1929) in the current issue of Tieteessä Tapahtuu (1/2013). Määttänen’s article was a delight to read and perhaps the only non-dualist piece of writing in that

Talks

I have two confirmed talks on abduction coming up this spring, one at the XIII NTAG in Reykjavik in April and another at the IV Annual Conference on the New Materialisms in Turku in May (see them on Talks and lectures),

Talks

I have two confirmed talks on abduction coming up this spring, one at the XIII NTAG in Reykjavik in April and another at the IV Annual Conference on the New Materialisms in Turku in May (see them on Talks and lectures),

The Commens Dictionary of Peirce’s Terms

For as long as I have studied Peirce I have found one site very helpful. I am sure almost everyone interested in Peirce must know about this but in case there is anyone not familiar with The Commens, here it

The Commens Dictionary of Peirce’s Terms

For as long as I have studied Peirce I have found one site very helpful. I am sure almost everyone interested in Peirce must know about this but in case there is anyone not familiar with The Commens, here it

Peirce on induction, laws of nature, habits, and thought

This is a quote from Peirce’s Laws of Nature (EP2, 68), in which he, after having characterized inductions as ‘subjective generalizations’ writes that: Such a generalization, a mere fabrication of ingenuity, which I term a subjective generalization, is often proposed

Peirce on induction, laws of nature, habits, and thought

This is a quote from Peirce’s Laws of Nature (EP2, 68), in which he, after having characterized inductions as ‘subjective generalizations’ writes that: Such a generalization, a mere fabrication of ingenuity, which I term a subjective generalization, is often proposed

Practice vs theory in archaeology – the archaeological record

Today I realized something important that may seem very trivial to others. Or, to be more exact, I found a good example of what I have always thought to be the case. I was reading chapter 2 of Gavin Lucas’

Practice vs theory in archaeology – the archaeological record

Today I realized something important that may seem very trivial to others. Or, to be more exact, I found a good example of what I have always thought to be the case. I was reading chapter 2 of Gavin Lucas’

Old things

A little over a year ago I wrote about film photography on my photography blog (here). I made three points why film is the photographic medium I (still) prefer: While it does take some technical skills to fiddle with film,

Old things

A little over a year ago I wrote about film photography on my photography blog (here). I made three points why film is the photographic medium I (still) prefer: While it does take some technical skills to fiddle with film,