This is a blog to discuss philosophy, chess, politics,
C. S. Lewis, or whatever it is that I'm in the mood to discuss.
Too bad he didn't include an entry for "natural philosophy" (a.k.a., "science").By the way, you guys probably all knew this long ago, but I just learned that the term "scientist" was coined by one William Whewell, devout Christian, professor of "Moral Theology and Casuistical Divinity" at Cambridge University, theologian, and writer of sermons.
Can we really trust anything that is written on an orange background? (Or is that Burnt Umber?)
I've managed to get one of my co-workers to notice himself, and thus catch himself from, incorrectly using the term "begging the question"
Ah, but all meaning is purely subjective, so what your co-worker felt in his perception of the term was correct for him! How dare you presume there is an objectively correct usage of "begging the question"?
"Ah, but all meaning is purely subjective, so ... How dare you presume ..."Ah, but "truth" and "falsehood" ... and "meaning" ... are all post-modernist "narrative", anyway! My will-to-pow ... er, my "narrative" proved stronger that his, that's all.
This is as good a place as any to link to this -- something Son-of-Confusion should take to heart
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