Graphs and paradoxes

A directed graph is a pair where N is any collection or set of objects (the nodes of the graph) and E is a relation on N (the edges). Intuitively speaking, we can think of a directed graph in terms
A directed graph is a pair where N is any collection or set of objects (the nodes of the graph) and E is a relation on N (the edges). Intuitively speaking, we can think of a directed graph in terms [More]

Immunology in perspective

Among students of science, in contrast to those who do science, the dominant discussion revolves around the degree to which scientific interpretations are subject to extra-curricular influences,
Among students of science, in contrast to those who do science, the dominant discussion revolves around the degree to which scientific interpretations are subject to extra-curricular influences, [More]

Voltaire thought Shakespeare "a drunken savage&rdquo;; Mencken dismissed Gatsby as a "glorified anecdote." Why <strong>great critics make terrible judgments</strong>

Voltaire thought Shakespeare &quot;a drunken savage&amp;rdquo;; Mencken dismissed Gatsby as a &quot;glorified anecdote.&quot; Why great critics make terrible
Voltaire thought Shakespeare "a drunken savage”; Mencken dismissed Gatsby as a "glorified anecdote." Why great critics make terrible [More]

At 15, he was a member of the Hitler Youth. At 24, he attacked Heidegger for sympathizing with Nazism. The complicated moral development of <strong>J&uuml;rgen Habermas</strong>

At 15, he was a member of the Hitler Youth. At 24, he attacked Heidegger for sympathizing with Nazism. The complicated moral development of J&amp;uuml;rgen
At 15, he was a member of the Hitler Youth. At 24, he attacked Heidegger for sympathizing with Nazism. The complicated moral development of Jürgen [More]

In the mid-60s, <strong>Norman Podhoretz</strong> gave up on becoming the next Lionel Trilling. Instead he wrote about ambition, alienating almost everyone he knew

In the mid-60s, Norman Podhoretz gave up on becoming the next Lionel Trilling. Instead he wrote about ambition, alienating almost everyone he
In the mid-60s, Norman Podhoretz gave up on becoming the next Lionel Trilling. Instead he wrote about ambition, alienating almost everyone he [More]

Sanctuary & Religious Liberty

Embed from Getty Images As the Trump administration steps up the enforcement of immigration law, some illegal immigrants have engaged in the time-honored tradition of seeking sanctuary in churches.
Embed from Getty Images As the Trump administration steps up the enforcement of immigration law, some illegal immigrants have engaged in the time-honored tradition of seeking sanctuary in churches. [More]

Formal Learning Theory

[Revised entry by Oliver Schulte on February 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Formal learning theory is the mathematical embodiment of a normative epistemology. It deals with the
[Revised entry by Oliver Schulte on February 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Formal learning theory is the mathematical embodiment of a normative epistemology. It deals with the [More]

Virtual Colloquium: Craig E. Bacon, “Proportionality, Maximization, and the Highest Good”

Welcome again to the Prosblogion Virtual Colloquium! This week&amp;#8217;s paper is &amp;#8220;Proportionality, Maximization, and the Highest Good&amp;#8221; by Craig E. Bacon. Bacon is a PhD candidate at the
Welcome again to the Prosblogion Virtual Colloquium! This week’s paper is “Proportionality, Maximization, and the Highest Good” by Craig E. Bacon. Bacon is a PhD candidate at the [More]

Juan Luis Vives in Paris, Erasmus in Venice. Does the <strong>mobility of 16th-century intellectuals</strong> explain Europe&rsquo;s rise in fortunes?

Juan Luis Vives in Paris, Erasmus in Venice. Does the mobility of 16th-century intellectuals explain Europe&amp;rsquo;s rise in
Juan Luis Vives in Paris, Erasmus in Venice. Does the mobility of 16th-century intellectuals explain Europe’s rise in [More]

The self-righteousness of <strong>literary style guides</strong>. They offer advice like &ldquo;avoid fancy words&rdquo; but often fail to practice what they preach

The self-righteousness of literary style guides. They offer advice like &amp;ldquo;avoid fancy words&amp;rdquo; but often fail to practice what they
The self-righteousness of literary style guides. They offer advice like “avoid fancy words” but often fail to practice what they [More]