Category: Epistemology

Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush

In my seemingly endless (perhaps only circular) search for knowledge about knowledge, I have come to realize that one question more than any other continues to present itself. I think the answer to this question may turn out to be...

/ November 20, 2005

A simple question

I want to be an intelligent person. Many people I know want to be intelligent persons, and pursue this end with much energy, vigour, and enthusiasm…. my question is about the purpose of all this bustle. Namely: What is the...

/ November 5, 2005

A simple question

I want to be an intelligent person. Many people I know want to be intelligent persons, and pursue this end with much energy, vigour, and enthusiasm…. my question is about the purpose of all this bustle. Namely: What is the...

/ October 28, 2005

On Ideas

Descartes, Locke, and Hume all use the word “idea” in the most important parts of their most important writings. Their use of it is central to their philosophy. For Descartes, it is his idea of a supreme being from which...

/ October 8, 2005

Pre-empting the Critics

Joe Carter is at it again. Though he claims he’s not going to post a while on the topic of naturalism, we all know he’ll be back. He always comes back. In a recent offering, he wrote: Knowledge – justified,...

/ September 26, 2005

Epistemology 101

Epistemology is a subject that has always intrigued me, and to be honest, has often left me more baffled than satisfied when all is said and done. The main thing that puzzles me is how to go about finding the...

/ September 25, 2005

The Hideous Trap of Existence

Existence is an unqualified good; it is good in and of itself. Or so goes the story and intuition of many people. After all, what is the alternative? Non-existence. And how could anyone say that not-existing is better than existing?...

/ August 7, 2005

The possibility of non-empirical ways of knowing

The contemporary scholarly climate is, I hear, one of scientism and naturalism. Thinking peoples do not currently believe that there is any way to know anything but by means of touching, tasting, hearing, smelling, or seeing. Scientists are the only...

/ July 29, 2005

Back to Work

After a full weekend of cleaning, moving, and unpacking, I am officially moved in to the new apartment. It doesn’t have internet access right now and won’t for a while, so blogging will be tough, but I always seem to...

/ May 30, 2005

More “hot ice and wondrous strange snow”

From another term paper: “Not only is the Christian God indescribable and magnificent, the description of God is interesting as well” (emphasis mine). That (rather unwittingly, I am afraid to say) sums up the whole problem of Christian theology.

/ May 25, 2005