It has been a trying few months as I had major shoulder surgery in June and was unable to use my right arm and hand for at least four months. I fell behind on some things such as editing and uploading audio and video from past lectures. I hope to catch up on some of... Continue Reading →
My new book, published by Public Philosophy Press, Reason and Proper Function: A Response to Alvin Plantinga, has been released. The book may be ordered on Amazon or from any book retailer. Here is a blurb from the back of the book. Philosopher, Edmund Gettier, famously challenged the sufficiency of the justified true belief (JTB)... Continue Reading →
Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash The audio recording may be found here. In my last episode, I spoke about reason in itself as the laws of thought. These laws are non-fallible first principles. They make thought possible. The next few episodes will describe how we use, fail to use, or misuse reason – the... Continue Reading →
I have started a podcast series on the topic of reason. Below is a transcript of the episode "Reason in Itself: A Definition." You can listen to the series here. Listen to this episode here. _____________________________ Welcome to my series on Reason. Today I will be talking about reason in itself or a definition of... Continue Reading →
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 begins with the statement that "some things are clear." What is clear is clear to reason. Reason in itself is the laws of thought. Can one prove that some things are clear? Can one prove the laws of thought? Or are these first principles that allow for thought and proof? The... Continue Reading →