By Daniel A. Kaufman ___ My daughter Victoria just finished two weeks of a classical voice program at NYU. It was her first taste of the really big leagues. Until now, she has excelled in our small city in southwest Missouri as well as statewide. She is the top singer in her high school and has received the highest score […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman http://s-f-walker.org.uk/pubsebooks/pdfs/ayerLTL.pdf It’s finals week, which means that the semester is at a close (and that I’m grading my ass off), and I thought it a good opportunity to get another Course Notes in, before summer break begins. I’ll be talking about the final readings for my Introduction to Philosophy course, three chapters from A.J. Ayer’s Language, […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman In “Excessive Reason,” an essay I published in these pages last year, I argued that mainline philosophy is characterized by a pervasive and systematic rationalism, the main characteristics of which I summarized as follows: The acceptability of a belief, activity, practice, institution, etc., rests entirely on whether or not it can be rationally justified. The rational […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman The second of two conversations on the philosophy of David Hume, with Robert Wright. First appeared on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, October 30, 2016.
by Daniel A. Kaufman The first of two discussions on the philosophy of David Hume, with Robert Wright. Originally aired on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, October 23, 2016.