Category: Epistemology

More on Education…

For me, education is the most tantalizing subject, so I have to jump in. If you haven’t read Matt’s last post entitled, “King for a Day”, please read it before this one. Matt, I agree with you that education really...

/ April 24, 2005

King for a Day

Mark at Pseudo-Polymath is dreaming about what he would do if he were king. His first item of business? Education. An excerpt: However beyond that (with one exception below) the only thing We would require of our primary education system...

/ April 24, 2005

(Inevitably) The Center for Naturalism strikes me as laughable

Thanks to William Dembski’s link, I began reading through the official website for the Center for Naturalism and found myself laughing hysterically. It really couldn’t be helped. I mean, it really couldn’t; it was merely a product of my biological...

/ April 7, 2005

Moral Relativism and the Air Force

One week ago I returned from a six week training school in Montgomery, AL. The program, Air and Space Basic Course (ASBC), is the first step in Air Force mandated professional military education and serves as a catch-all for second...

/ March 9, 2005

Being skeptical or suitably critical and E.T.

Circular asked me what defines skeptical in response to a comment I made to his post on E.T. Your question is a very deep and important one. The line between being “suitably critical” and being “skeptical” is difficult to draw....

/ February 8, 2005

Literary Criticism and Epistemology

For some time I have been bothered by the phenomenon of 20th C. literary criticism of all varieties: Marxist, feminist, post-colonial and the other smatterings. It just rubs me the wrong way. After remembering Rodrick Chisholm’s insightful article, “The Problem...

/ February 1, 2005

A Brief Reply to My Brother Regarding the Essence of Political Theory

A caveat: I’ve not yet had time to read the article my brother pointed me to. My brother, in the comments to my post on Popper, writes: First, Lewis’s critique seems aimed at Behaviorism (hence the word “conditioners”). Behaviorists believed...

/ January 19, 2005

Popper

When perusing comments over at Pandas Thumb, I came across a link to this list of the top 100 non-fiction books of the 20th century from National Review. Check out entries six and seven: 6. The Open Society and Its...

/ January 14, 2005
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Philosophical Writing as an Artform

I recommend Ralph McInerny’s very short Rhyme and Reason: St. Thomas and Modes of Discourse. It’s the Marquette University Aquinas Lecture for 1981. I’m thinking about it today in relation to literary criticism (a field in which I am less...

/ April 22, 2004