Category: Epistemology

Thoughts on Theaetetus: Volume II

Theaetetus is introduced by Theodorus, a teacher of geometery who praises Theatetus for being acute, manly, and above all, a man of unique and peculiar gentleness. But is Theaetetus, a man of some nobility, a good student? Theodorus praises him...

/ May 30, 2006

Thoughts on Theaetetus: Volume I

Every year or so I get the immense privilege of hanging out with Dr. Al Geier, mentor of Dr. John Mark Reynolds, student of Leo Strauss, and the nearest thing to Socrates I’ve seen yet. This year we’re reading the...

/ May 30, 2006

What might knowledge be?

Some friends are planning on studying the Theatetus together this Summer. This Platonic dialogue is devoted to answering the question, “What is knowledge?” In a sort of intellectual anticipation of reading the dialogue again, I was thinking about knowledge, and...

/ April 15, 2006

Is Logical Positivism Possible? (The Discussion Continues)

In response to my earlier post and some astute questions by Mere-O’s own, Mr. Buhler, a writer named Soarin’Blonde took up the cause of the Vienna Circle and Logical Positivism. I respond to excerpts below: First of all, Mr. Selby...

/ March 19, 2006

The Fate of the Vienna Circle

This comment was posted at another blog in response to an attack on Biola philosophy. Mr. Anderson actually responded to it, arguing that the starting point of Christian faith is at least as valid as the starting point of empiricism....

/ March 17, 2006

5. Mulberries: The Final Harvest

After a long break for the Christmas holiday, a lingering sinus infection, and the business of learning to fly a new aircraft, I have been too long absent from this blog and from my own questions and thoughts. However, life...

/ February 12, 2006

4. Interpreting Mulberries

In this ongoing exploration of knowledge, the time has come for me to offer an explanation of what I mean by an interpretive grid, that perhaps rather nebulous thing that seems to come between the individual and the cosmos. The...

/ December 18, 2005

3. What's A Mulberry (To You)?

Sometimes I feel like the monkey who chased the weasel ’round and ’round the mulberry bush in trying to understand how one can know he has discovered truth. In an attempt to stop the circle and moved forward, I asked...

/ December 11, 2005

2. Mulling on Mulberries

A continuation of my response to the questions raised by GT. Links at the bottom of this post. 2. What is the significance of disagreement (among thoughtful, sincere, intelligent, well-informed people) about some issue? What should one conclude upon having...

/ December 4, 2005

1. Mulberry Pickin's

The questions raised by GT (is blog11 to be unveiled in the near future, by the way?) in response to my previous post were very relevant and thoughtful and each one seems to get at some aspect of the puzzle...

/ November 29, 2005