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Dropping the Bomb

My Brain Upgrade Project continues apace with readings on social and political philosophy.  I wrapped up the chapter with a section on the Limits of the State, which included the following Philosophy and Life insert on p. 595 of my … Continue reading

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On Human Nature and Political Ideologies

This paragraph in the “Human Nature” chapter of my Introduction to Philosophy textbook speared me, considering the turmoil before, during and continuing after our most recent elections.  It’s a long paragraph so bear with me.  I’ll split it at points … Continue reading

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Defining Philosophy Survey Results

As I promised in yesterday’s post on my Brain Upgrade Project, the following are excerpts from the email responses I received to the following question: “Ask six friends what they think philosophy is.” The study of critical thinking. ∞ ∞ … Continue reading

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Is the Force A Religion? | Tor.com

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/11/is-the-force-a-religion Believe it or not I’ve discussed Star Wars, the Jedi and the Force during Bible studies.  I kid you not.  Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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The Eccentric Polish Count Who Influenced Classic SF’s Greatest Writers

http://io9.com/the-eccentric-polish-count-who-influenced-classic-sfs-g-1631001935?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Korzybski coined the well-known slogan, “The map is not the territory,” to sum up this idea. An essay on the most famous SF author you’ve never read or heard of.  Golden Age of SF era. Think Heinlein and Campbell. … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking

http://io9.com/lets-stop-trying-to-teach-students-critical-thinking-1618729143?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow ” … or a willingness to engage in the “give and take of critical discussion”. Criticism is always about the world and not about you.” Food for thought just before my nap time. Posted from WordPress for Android via … Continue reading

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