The Daily Owl 9-15-2013

I realized that it was necessary, once in the course of my life, to demolish everything completely and start again right from the foundations if I wanted to establish anything at all in the sciences that was stable and likely to last. (Descartes)
I realized that it was necessary, once in the course of my life, to demolish everything completely and start again right from the foundations if I wanted to establish anything at all in the sciences that was stable and likely to last. (Descartes) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-1-2013

“This is the real conclusion of [the Theatetus], namely, that true knowledge of sensible objects is unattainable, and—by implication—that true knowledge must be knowledge of the universal and abiding.”
“This is the real conclusion of [the Theatetus], namely, that true knowledge of sensible objects is unattainable, and—by implication—that true knowledge must be knowledge of the universal and abiding.” [More]

The Daily Owl 8-26-2013

"Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another."
"Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another." [More]

The Daily Owl 8-24-2013

"Expertise is understanding all the exceptions to the rule, and having novel opinions about when to deviate from the generalizations."
"Expertise is understanding all the exceptions to the rule, and having novel opinions about when to deviate from the generalizations." [More]

The Daily Owl 8-20-2013

“You know you've made you’ve made your point when the response sounds less like the searing logic of an good argument and more like the dull thud of a pounded pulpit.”
“You know you've made you’ve made your point when the response sounds less like the searing logic of an good argument and more like the dull thud of a pounded pulpit.” [More]

The Daily Owl 8-18-2013

“How we do form our beliefs is how we ought to.” (W.V.O. Quine)
“How we do form our beliefs is how we ought to.” (W.V.O. Quine) [More]

Good read -- review of McGrath's new biography on Lewis

Anthony Kenny looks at what McGrath has to say about Lewis
Anthony Kenny looks at what McGrath has to say about Lewis [More]

Robert McKim on Religious Diversity—Part 3

We do not know what sort of major social and even geopolitical dislocations we may encounter even in the coming decades and we are therefore totally in the dark about how human communities will respond to them, including what the religious response will be. But it would be remarkable if some such dislocations were not coming our way – perhaps about as remarkable as would be an ability to predict either what they will be or how human religious reflection will respond to them. [More]

Robert McKim on Religious Diversity—Part 2

According to Dr. Robert McKim, "Many religious perspectives make sense from the inside and have associated with them forms of life and a host of experiences that simply are inaccessible to most outsiders. So some have evidence that others lack. And access to all of the relevant evidence is beyond any one of us. We should all face up to this and adjust our attitudes to others and to their beliefs accordingly." Do you agree? [More]

Robert McKim on Religious Diversity–Part 1

Everyone should recognize that many religious perspectives other than their own are endorsed by many people of integrity. Broadly speaking I favor the idea of being interested in others as they are, and the idea of adopting an exploratory, courteous, kind, and inquisitive approach to them and to their views and insights.
Everyone should recognize that many religious perspectives other than their own are endorsed by many people of integrity. Broadly speaking I favor the idea of being interested in others as they are, and the idea of adopting an exploratory, courteous, kind, and inquisitive approach to them and to their views and insights. [More]