And alternative or sister question would be – Does Intellectual Honesty Matter? So, what is so different about intellectual honesty from the regular or standard form? In this blog post I will explore what intellectual honesty is, and how it differs from other forms of honesty, and why it matters. I hold intellectual honesty in high … More What Is Intellectual Honesty?
The short answer is no one knows. But, I think that we do not for a variety of reasons, which I will attempt to spell out in this post. I have hesitated on writing a piece on this question; although, I have touched on it in a number of posts¹ prior to this one. … More Do We Think in Language?
What do I mean by creator god? Not only do I mean the kind depicted by the Bible and other creation myths (e.g. Babylonian, Egyptian), but any god who personally creates our universe for us. This type of god is different from what goes by the name of a deist god. The difference between the … More Is There A Creator God?
I have been told by some people that they use the practice of science or logic to go through life. In this blog post I will explore this situation and intend to show that not only is it not practical, but it is virtually impossible too. In addition if one could manage it in his … More Can We Be Scientists or Logicians in Everyday Life?
“Another Santa Claus post,” some might groan, and “is this going to be an annual thing?” some might ask. Well, Santa is still alive, and I might write a post every year until he is no longer such. “What? You can’t possibly still believe in Santa. You even admitted that your proofs for … More Is Fun a Good Reason to Belief in Santa Claus?
This blog post will be another of my explorations of metaphors about life. So, let me cook up something for you and feed your brain. I have all sorts of things stewing in the back of my mind. I will just have to be careful I do not cook my brains on metaphors. So, in … More Can You Cook Yourself through Life?
First, the description I will give of the ethics of care is based on my own development of it. My familiarity of the literature on this type of ethical theory is limited. I have only came across it here and there, and also in an introductory book on ethics I read within the past year. … More What Is and What Can Be Done with the Ethics of Care?
Technically, the answer to the title question is no. After all “false” is in almost every one of the definitions for “lie” both as a noun and as a verb that you will find in any dictionary. But, what about dishonesty? Is it always an act of dishonesty when you lie? So, this is what … More Is a Lie Ever True?
Well, you should be. Yeah, Eve. She just might be the most courageous person in all the Bible even if she is a fictional character. This is if you deem intellectual courage as a form of courage; although, it was also a form of physical courage because of the sentence of death that was held … More Are You a Fan of Eve?
Romanticism’s main objective is to find the Absolute, which is thought of as a spiritual entity. In its basic approach it is that feelings and emotions are the key to the understanding of a thing (especially the Absolute). It values imagination and discounts reason. It wants to eject rules and conventional thinking. Passion might be … More How Does Romanticism Fit in with the Rest of Philosophy?