Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Still boring… Simply amazing… Amen: “Meanwhile, one lesson that we can take from all of this is that it is wise to assume a position of epistemic humility. Just because we see something in a certain way doesn’t mean that everyone else … Continue reading

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The postmodern continues to filter down… The helpfulness of thought experiments… Modern, not medieval… Sad.  He was funny and part of a great show (Parks and Recreation). Surely the apocalypse is upon on…

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Friday Roundup

The current problem in one short paragraph… “Consequently, today we tend to have a combination of “right-wing” Hobbesian liberalism in economics with “left-wing” Rousseauian liberalism in culture. Though the two appear in media politics to be at odds, this is … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Five—Hermeneutics

Caputo begins the next section regarding ‘paradigm shifts’ this way: “First, Reason suffered a body blow from Heidegger’s hermeneutics in 1927, then a shot to the head from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (1951); finally there came the knockout punch from Thomas … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Four—Hermeneutics

Caputo continues with the aspect of what philosophers in both Europe and here in the US began to understand was not working as far as the Enlightenment understanding of truth: “What was splitting apart was the notion of Pure Reason, … Continue reading

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