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Jeff, Melissa, Zak and I had a second and third conversation about Rod Dreher's bestselling book Live Not by Lies. I learned so much by thinking through this book with friends. We hope to continue the conversation with a new book soon. Following our conversation, I wrote an article for Clarity Fund where I considered... Continue Reading →
The Move Towards Video Creation A year and a half ago I published my first book, Retrieving Knowledge: A Socratic Response to Skepticism. Shortly after publishing, my college students repeatedly told me that they don’t enjoy reading. This was a source of discouragement since they were my audience. Then, last November, my students asked me... Continue Reading →
This week I continue discussing reason in us, rationality, in Retrieving Reason Podcast Episode 13. Specifically, I examine how reason is ontological and applies to being as well as to thought. *note* I mistakenly refer to my book Retrieving Knowledge: A Socratic Response to Skepticism by the wrong title. Find the book here. Video version... Continue Reading →
I will be joining the Public Philosophy Society this summer for four discussions of "The Future of Philosophy in the Academy." I invite you to join the discussion too. We will meet once a month live online using Zoom. All meetings begin at 4:00 pm Pacific time and end at 5:00. I invite you to... Continue Reading →
In Episode 12 of Retrieving Reason Podcast, I begin to explore reason in us or rationality. In this episode, I discuss how reason is natural, it is an aspect of human nature. It is the basis for common ground in human dialogue. A video version of this episode may be found on my YouTube channel.... Continue Reading →
This week I continue the discussion of reason in its use in Episode 11 of Retrieving Reason Podcast. Reason is used to construct a coherent world and life view. I look at how we use reason to build a system of belief. In addition, I address the errors of Rationalism and Coherentism. A video version... Continue Reading →
I did not publish an episode of the podcast last week because I have been busy converting all of my in-person philosophy courses to an online delivery method and it has taken a lot more time than I imagined. I was able to record Episode 10 of Retrieving Reason podcast this weekend. In this episode,... Continue Reading →