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A Dialogue about the Mind

  The Preface: James: I’ve been worrying about my mind, Stanley. Stanley: Oh no. For what reason? James: I don’t think it has the power I once thought it did. Stanley: What do you mean? James: Well, I used to … Continue reading

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Which comes first: head or heart?

The age-old question strikes again. Which is primary, your head or your heart? Given the emphasis I have placed on logical analysis, especially discovering necessary presuppositions, it should come as no shock that I think the heart should come before … Continue reading

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The methodology of trust

Our lives revolve around trust. We trust countless things every day to be as we think they are. When you get in a car, you trust that the brakes are not going to fail, the engine is not going to … Continue reading

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Why I am not an atheist

I am not an atheist. I wish that I were. Specifically, I wish that I were a physicalist-atheist: Everything is ultimately reducible to physical existence, and nothing exists outside the physical universe; neither Zeus nor leprechauns nor any other mythical … Continue reading

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Why revisionism is necessary

Abraham Lincoln was a bad president? FDR made the depression worse? Ronald Reagan was not a fiscal conservative?! That sounds like revisionism to me! And we all know, that word is bad! When Socrates challenged dogma, he was killed. When … Continue reading

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Discovering presuppositions

One of the most effective ways to discover truth and falsehood is to be able to identify the presuppositions in an argument. There are obvious reasons for doing this, and not-so-obvious reasons, with the latter having more important implications. In … Continue reading

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Why Reason comes first

People are filled with angst and confusion.┬áThere are a million things whirling around our heads at any given moment, overwhelming us. Fear not. There is an insightful reason why humans are so overwhelmed all the time. It is because, whether … Continue reading

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Three a week: the meaning of life

We are told it is a waste of time to ponder the meaning of life. We’re supposedly never going to find it. Three questions: Question 1: Why live? We didn’t choose to be born. Why continue existing? Fear of the … Continue reading

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Three a week: the unknown

The factor of the unknown should be accounted for in your thought process. Here are three questions to ponder: Question 1: Can you be certain that there is information which you do not possess? Keep in mind, if you don’t … Continue reading

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The secret to finding truth, part 2

Part two on how to find truth (go here for part 1): You must build your worldview from scratch. Wouldn’t it be great if at the very base of all your beliefs, at the core of your thought process, there … Continue reading

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