Monthly Archives: April 2016

Nagel’s Comparison and Contrasting of Philosophy and Mathematics

Today’s post is one in a series, devoted for now to Thomas Nagel’s What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy,* a series constituting the Introduction to Philosophy Initiative presented to the world in “Announcing the After … Continue reading

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Nagel’s Comparison and Contrasting of Philosophy and Science

In today’s post, I begin our systematic engagement with Thomas Nagel’s What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy,* the first step in the Introduction to Philosophy Initiative introduced in “Announcing the After Aristotle Introduction to Philosophy Initiative.” … Continue reading

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The “Table of Contents” for the “After Aristotle Introduction to Philosophy Initiative”

This post lists the titles of and links to the posts I publish in the series, the “After Aristotle Introduction to Philosophy Initiative,” devoted to Thomas Nagel’s What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy (New York … Continue reading

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Announcing the After Aristotle Introduction to Philosophy Initiative

Those beginning the study of philosophy, whether on their own or in, say, an introductory college course in the subject, face many and varied challenges. One primary among them is that of the choice of the philosophical texts to be … Continue reading

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Vallicella on the Liberal Mind-set: A Bit of an Overstatement?

It seems to me that no matter how long I wander away from reading blogs, I find upon returning to blogdom that some things remain the same that perhaps shouldn’t. A case in point: after a long period of being … Continue reading

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