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 5: The Definition of Knowledge
In Episode 5 of Retrieving Reason, I discuss the definition of knowledge as "justified true belief" as codified by Edmund Gettier in his 1963 paper. I then contrast the JTB definition of knowledge with Plato's "true opinion with an account" definition (TOA). I entertain some objections and responses from Gettier and Alvin Plantinga. In the... Continue Reading →
Retrieving Reason Episode 3: Protoepistemology
This week, I continue the Retrieving Reason Podcast. In Episode 3 I discuss Protoepistemology, an existential starting point for clearing the ground for good thinking. From this point, we will explore common ground, the methodological starting point for epistemology. This episode is available on my YouTube channel, on iTunes Podcasts or Podbean Podcasts under the... Continue Reading →
Interview: What is Skepticism?
Here is my Interview with Miguel Benitez from yesterday on the topic: "What is Skepticism?"
Interview about Retrieving Knowledge
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a friend and colleague, Miguel Benitez Jr., about my recent book Retrieving Knowledge. We had a good time and hope that you will enjoy the video.
Retrieving Knowlege is out in Paperback
My book, Retrieving Knowledge: A Socratic Response to Skepticism, is available in paperback! It went to #1 in New Releases for Epistemology in the ebook format. Let's get it to #1 in New Releases in paperback. You can order it through the link on Public Philosophy Press, or through Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
The Principle of Clarity
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 →
What is Knowledge?
Here is an outline of my talk on "What is Knowledge?" as part of the PVCC Public Philosophy series on May 30, 2018. Listen to audio recording of the talk here.