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On Epistemological Concerns In 1 Corinthians 13

Most of the time, when 1 Corinthians 13 is mentioned it is in context of the chapter being the love chapter, but as might be imagined, the chapter has a lot to say about knowledge as well. In our general … Continue reading

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Things Lost By Analysis

According to the thinking of Francis Bacon and those like him (which include a great many of those who consider themselves to be modern or even post-modern philosophers), in order to be understood, something must be analyzed, broken up into … Continue reading

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On Dysteleology And The Possibility Of Repair

One of the most notable and in my mind not-well-understood aspects of intelligent design over the past couple of decades has been the recognition that a great deal of what are often viewed as active evils are in fact manifestations … Continue reading

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A Simple Kind Of Life

In the late 1990’s, the band No Doubt released their album “Rings Of Saturn,” which was a less than entirely successful follow-up to their massive success “Tragic Kingdom.” One of the moderate hits from the album, “Simple Kind Of Life,” … Continue reading

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On The Sound Uses Of Unsound Reasoning

In exploring the possibility of there being sound uses of unsound reasoning, or examples of unsound reasoning that are viewed as sound by those people who engage in them, I am deliberately seeking not to prejudge the question. It is … Continue reading

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What Does Poetry Have To Do With Philosophy?

For most people, the relationship between poetry and philosophy may not be obvious, even when poetry is understood in its original Greek broader form as including all sorts of creative arts. For many people, philosophy is such an abstract task … Continue reading

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On Reading Critical Literature

Today I received three books in the mail that all happened to be Norton Critical Editions of three of Jane Austen’s novels: Persuasion, Sense & Sensibility, and Mansfield Park. I already had, thanks to a couple of online courses at … Continue reading

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Politics And The Agency Problem

How do we get people to represent us and our interests? This is a longstanding problem and it is at the root of many of the issues of societies and institutions. It is clear that for agents to do the … Continue reading

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Consistent Inconsistency

For those who are interested in the Myers-Briggs test, the SP personality types are reputed to be the most fun sort of people, whose focus is on sensory recognition (rather than intuition) and enjoyment rather than decisiveness. Whether or not … Continue reading

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Black And White, Or The Curious Connection Between Three Dog Night, Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, And The Bible

Today while I was driving home from dinner I heard a song that I had never remembered hearing before from Three Dog Night, called Black And White. The song itself was a fairly obvious affair as far as those songs … Continue reading

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