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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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Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years | The Mind Unleashed

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/ten-choices-will-regret-10-years.html I needed these ten reminders. My fifth decade starts in the third quarter of this year. No time like now. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

http://io9.com/the-7-most-intriguing-philosophical-arguments-for-the-e-1507393670?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow I knew there was a reason I never pined to be a philosophy major in college.  Although Descartes gets my vote for being eminently mathematical and practical. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any … Continue reading

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