Critical analysis of Critical Theory.
My Content Creation Journey (So Far)
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 →
Retrieving Reason Podcast Episode 13: Reason is Ontological
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 →
Summer Philosophy Round Table Discussion
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 →
Retrieving Reason Episode 12: Reason is Natural
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 →
Retrieving Reason Episode 11: The Constructive Use of Reason
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 →
Retrieving Reason Episode 10: The Interpretive Use of Reason
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 →
Retrieving Reason Episode 9: The Critical Use of Reason
This week I discuss the critical use of reason in episode 9 of Retrieving Reason. Reason is used as a test for meaning. Meaning is more basic than truth.
Retrieving Reason Episode 8: The Formative Use of Reason
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 →
Retrieving Reason Episode 7: A Definition of Reason
In Episode 7 of Retrieving Reason Podcast, I provide a definition of reason. I contrast reason with non-reason and entertain several objections to reason, the laws of thought. Find the video podcast on YouTube. Find the audio podcast on most podcast platforms: https://anchor.fm/kelly-fitzsimmons-burton
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