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    What is Courage?

    What is Courage?

    Courage has two components; the ontological (body in action) and the conceptual (mind in action).

    Paul Tillich, “Apostle to the intellectuals”, attempts to provide a new...
  2. Is ideology the bane of intellectual sophistication in the US?

    Is ideology the bane of intellectual sophistication in the US?

    Marx is perhaps the first intellectual of great stature to coin the word “ideology” and to study its epistemological foundations. ...
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    Re: Can you see the blinders?

    It is my understanding that monotheism began with Judaism and thus humans as images of God began.
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    Can you see the blinders?

    Can you see the blinders?

    Quickie from wiki: “Blinders, also known as blinkers or winkers, are a piece of horse tack that restricts the horse's vision to the rear and, in some cases, to the side....
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    Re: Do you know Dewey?

    I don't think so.
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    Do you know Dewey?

    Do you know Dewey?

    I am a retired engineer with some formal education in philosophy that I gained over a period of time while engaged in my engineering career. I have, over the last thirty years,...
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    Re: Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    I suspect that our first and most important task is to convince the citizens of all nations that they must become a good deal more sophisticated in order to comprehend the problems the world faces. ...
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    Re: Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    No, I cannot know other nations as I know the USA. I suspect all Western nations are much the same but hesitate to say.
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    Re: Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    Therein lay the rub. When our (USA) citizens lack the sophistication to comprehend the problem solutions are impossible.
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    Re: It’s about time!

    Time is an abstract idea and the question is “how does an abstract idea originate?”

    The answer given by SGCS (Second Generation Cognitive Science) is that abstract ideas are constructed much...
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    It’s about time!

    It’s about time!

    How does cognitive science, as constructed by the embodied realists, look at ‘time’?

    Cognitive science examines concepts as they come ready-made from the unconscious. Language...
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    Re: Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    I suspect that the citizens of the United States have a long way to go before reaching the level of sophistication required to attack this very important problem.
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    Re: Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    Mine is not so much a question as it is a claim that we face some very serious moral questions that requires answers constructed on a foundation of courage, compassion, and sophistication. How can...
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    Re: Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    e obvious problem that comes to mind is how much of a nation’s health care budget can be allocated to the elderly to extend their life an additional 6 months. In 2003 the elderly accounted for...
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    Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    Major Moral Dilemma: It Started with Viagra

    It is obvious even to the most casual observer (no Critical Thinking required) that we must quickly deal with the problem that medical technology has...
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    Re: Most Thought is NOT in Linguistic Form

    I do not understand why Google gets into a dither because they find two posts of the same material instead of one. I often get millions of references when I ask Google for a search.
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    Most Thought is NOT in Linguistic Form

    Most Thought is NOT in Linguistic Form

    Mammals evolved on this planet about 200 million years ago. One type of mammal, the hominid, began using audible signals to convey meaning about 4 million...
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    Morality is About Relationships

    Morality is About Relationships

    I suspect that most of us are willing to agree that, broadly speaking, we have ‘fact knowledge’ and ‘relationship knowledge’. I would like to take this a step...
  19. Human and Social Degradation of Early Capitalism

    Human and Social Degradation of Early Capitalism

    The mercantile system was hodgepodges of economic theories dominate throughout England and France in the three centuries leading up to early...
  20. Re: Jerry Seinfeld, Meryl Strep, and Intellectual Sophistication

    I work hard at preparing an "essay" on something that I think is fundamental and important. I keep these essays on my computer so that when the occasion arises I post the best that I have to offer. ...
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