Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton gets into reason in its use in episode 8 of Retrieving Reason Podcast. She discusses the formative use of reason and concepts, judgments, and arguments. She prepares for next week's discussion of the critical use of reason. The YouTube video of the podcast episode may be found here. The audio version of the... Continue Reading →
This is the final week I am a co-host of the Clarity Fund Podcast. Dr. Owen Anderson and I discuss what it is like to be in the role of mentoring young philosophers. We talked about some of our experiences as students of philosophy and gave some advice about being in the secular, mostly skeptical,... Continue Reading →
In Episode 6 of Retrieving Reason, I go over the arguments that some things are clear, the basic things are clear, and the basic things are clear to reason. You can find the video version of this podcast here. Find the audio version of the podcast here.
Audio Recording of this talk may be found here. The Principle of Clarity states that some things are clear to reason. To demonstrate the principle, consider the contradiction - nothing is clear. If nothing is clear, then no distinction is clear. The distinctions between a and non-a, being and non-Being, God and non-God, Good and... Continue Reading →
Critical thinking is a virtue that we recognize as supremely necessary as we are inundated with greater amounts of information. We want our university graduates to be independent and critical thinkers. The words "critical thinking" seem to be on the lips of many in the field of education. What do we mean by "critical thinking?"... Continue Reading →