Seminar: Introduction to Philosophical Thinking

What is philosophy?  Is it something we study—as subject, like biology or literature?  Is it something each of us has, individually—as in, “my personal philosophy”?  Is it a relic of history?  An intellectual curiosity?  A means to impress at cocktail parties and on social media? Or perhaps—as this seminar will attempt to demonstrate—philosophy is a …

Quaestiones de Quodlibet – Prima Series, Q.1, A.1

How does the intellect differ from the senses?  Is it merely a difference of degree—a relatively hyperfunctional neurological processing that enables us to supersede the cognitive capacities of non-human animals?  Am “I” really nothing more than the firing of synapses in the brain, the concatenation of neurochemical exchanges?  Or is human knowledge something—different?  Unique?  Irreducible …

Updates & New Recording

Lots has been happening behind the scenes on the Continuum front (and a related project).  The major development--to drop a little tease--is a new digital platform for philosophical engagement and habit-building.  It's still a little ways away from launching officially, but I'm excited about the prospects.  Aside from that, I have several other updates: First, …

On Semiotics

This week's 15 Minute Insight (the 4th and final in the series), on semiotics as a discipline and as the normative science of truth. But now, let us ask—since we’re talking about the study of the action of signs and this questions seems pretty important for that discussion—let us ask, what is a sign?  In …