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. Ya gotta grab somethin’
Ya gotta grab somethin’
Some believe that politically powerful people are actually shape-shifting reptilian aliens bent on dominating humans, a.k.a. Lizard People. Before you mock these believers, check your own metaphysical commitments. You might find some cause for humility.
Ever wonder why someone would reap the royalties of an end-is-nigh book if she really believes the end is nigh?
Saturday Morning Pam-Toons. Truth sets you free?
TRUTH. IT’S TRUE. TELL THE TRUTH. I’M TELLING THE TRUTH. YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. YOU CAN HAVE THE TRUTH WHEN YOU PRY IT OUT OF MY COLD, DEAD HANDS. TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. THE TRUTH AS I SEE… Read More ›
The day the Russians nuked my sawmill camp. A survivor’s memoir.
Prelude: After 44 years, my memory of this late cold-war-era event is not perfect. But it left an impression that planted seeds for my future interest in social epistemology, the social dimension of knowledge. Perhaps as something like Y2K will… Read More ›
On Judging Facts. Three Quotes Worth Comparing: Hobbes, Mill, Lippmann.
“And as in arithmetic, unpracticed men must, and professors themselves may often err and cast up false, so also in any other subject of reasoning, the ablest, most attentive, and most practised men may deceive themselves and infer false conclusions,… Read More ›
Social Epistemology, 5 Short Examples (suitable for a class)
You can’t fact check every little thing and still have friends. Can you imagine what a jerk I’d be if I insisted on fact checking everything everyone says to me? Tammy: I went to the mall this morning. Pam: Did… Read More ›