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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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Why ideas control your life

The whole world revolves around ideas. Every decision you make is because of your ideas. In fact, all human action throughout history – every uttered word, every daily choice, every conscious movement – is directed by the ideas and beliefs … Continue reading

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Three a week: Definitions

Philosophers are boring, always insisting on defining words to death. Three questions: Question 1: Why such insistence on precise definitions? Rather than ask a series of questions related to this broader question, as I normally do, I feel compelled to … Continue reading

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How to understand

It is easy to take in information. Just open your eyes and ears. We are bombarded with data and information virtually all day, everyday. You can be filled up and brimming with facts in no time.¬† I have written about … 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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The negation of truth

As I have written about before, if you want to base your worldview on a solid foundation, you must center your beliefs around logical reasoning. This post is furthering the search for and analysis of certain truths. (See here and … Continue reading

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Can feelings lead to truth?

I have a pet peeve. When people say, “I just feel like this is true.”, I want to slap them. Who cares about your feeling? Whether or not you feel a certain way has no bearing on whether or not … Continue reading

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Deduction and Induction

Two methods of reasoning: deduction and induction. If you want to have sharp critical thinking skills, you must understand the difference between these two. It isn’t too difficult to understand, and the benefits are enormous. Example #1: Inductive reasoning. A: … Continue reading

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Three a week: Reason

We are rational beings. Few things make less sense. Three questions: Question 1: What is rationality? Put “reason” in perspective. On one tiny speck in the universe, there are little creatures who walk around and discern “right” from “wrong”. What … Continue reading

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Why Reason comes first

People are filled with angst and confusion.¬†There 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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