Jul 03 2015

TANC Homework 2015 #2 Lucian’s Zeus Catechized

Dear Reader, If you don’t know it yet, TANC 2015 is at hand. ( a little biblical language for you Calvinist Aficionados) I am assigning homework for the attendees. Answer the following questions. They should be pretty easy. Questions: 1. Zeus references the Sophists. Who were the Sophists?  (Hint: watch my 2013 lectures) 2. Is Cyniscus …

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Jun 30 2015

TANC 2015 Homework

Dear readers, the time for TANC 2015 is fast approaching.  I’m in the middle stages of prep, trying to figure out what to present and what to omit. This happens to be my greatest challenge because there is so much to cover and so little time: so many ideas and concept to introduce to people who will …

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Jun 27 2015

America’s Sprint into Tyranny–How Government stifled Reason’s Free Speach

You Dear Reader’s know that I almost never re-blog an article so when I do I think it is important.  This is one such occasion. I read Reason Magazine/Blog with regularity. Actually I read it until my blood pressure spikes. They do a pretty good job of chronicling the ongoing menace of police malfeasance and the civil …

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Oct 31 2014

Welcome to the Problem of Universals

Look around you. Take inventory of your environment. Every specific thing you see is called a particular. Particulars are singular objects. These particulars have qualities: length, width, height, texture, odor, color, and sound. So you see a blue couch and a blue hat. This is the only quality that these two particulars share. But since …

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Oct 24 2014

This Will Come Into Focus Later

These definitions have been added to the definitions page. But I want them fresh in my readers minds.  Keep checking back. I may add more items to this list.   Metaphysics is the broad formal study of the nature of existence. Ontology is a specific metaphysical inquiry into the nature of being. Cosmology is the metaphysical …

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