I’ve completed all but defence of my thesis for a masters in philosophy. My disciplinary interest is in the acquisition and maintenance of our beliefs. But I also have a background in the study of rhetoric, linguistics, and philosophy of language. Political rhetoric particularly interests me.
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. Rock and Baton.
A man cannot tell when he seeth men proceed against him by violence whether they intend his death or not. Thomas Hobbes, A.P. Martinich and Brian Battiste, Eds, Leviathan, Broadview, 2011. Part I, Chapter XIV, 8. p 129.
Guest ‘Toon by Mackenzie K: A Little Perspective (Scroll down)
Who are “essential” workers? Those who provide “services and functions … considered essential to preserving life, health and basic societal functioning. These include, but are not limited to, the functions performed by first responders, health care workers, critical infrastructure workers… Read More ›
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. Why would I lie on my mandatory diversity pledge? (Scroll down)
Universities Canada principles on equity, diversity and inclusion, October 26, 2017, “Universities Canada make an explicit public commitment to seven principles [on equity, diversity, and inclusion],” available here. (accessed 11 February 2022) “A Guide to Preparing Your Diversity Statement,” Algonquin… Read More ›
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. The Safest Place for the Heretic is Holding Torquemada’s Robes.
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. Cf. Mao, Be Your Authentic Self. (Scroll down)
You’ve nothing to fear. I worry a little that, in this politically charged environment particularly, when someone urges you to ‘be your authentic self’ she means ‘come out here where I can get you’. Addendum, April 11, 2021 as follows:… Read More ›
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. The Wages of Righteousness.
Saturday Morning Pam-toons. Plague-Spreader.
When the Bubonic Plague rekindled in 16th and 17th century Europe, some thought the illness was spread by diabolic agents who captured its essence in an ointment and then smeared the greasy substance on walls, people, and all kinds of… Read More ›