0004 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Pherekydes of Syros

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Pherekydes of Syros (6th century BC) is thought to be one of the first philosophers (non-poets) to author a cosmogony (an account of how the universe came into existence).  Pherekydes’ lost cosmogonic […]

Parmenides and a Definition of Truth

In Plato’s writing, Parmenides, Socrates paid a visit to Parmenides and Zeno.  As Zeno was explaining Parmenides’ views to some listeners, Socrates spoke up and presented an alternative to Parmenides’ theory.  Old Parmenides was impressed by Socrates when he came out and listened so he questioned Socrates until Socrates was […]

0003 Readings in the History of Philosophy – Thales of Miletus

For an explanation of this series, see 0001 – Readings in the History of Philosophy – Introduction   Thales of Miletus (624-586 BC) is regarded by many to be the first philosopher of the western world.  He is noted for being one of the first to predict events in astronomy, […]

Encouragement from Philo

I have now listened to the first 80 podcasts of The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps by Peter Adamson, which can be downloaded at historyofphilosophy.net.  For the past year, have been slowly working through these podcasts and through Thales to Dewey by Gordon Clark while trying to read a […]

Is Knowledge Merely True Opinion?

It is entirely understandable that people would want to know how Gordon Clark defines “knowledge”.   Based on some quotes that have been going around, some people have drawn the conclusion that he thought knowledge is nothing more than true opinion.  This post is not meant to argue that Clark took […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 2 of 2)

Solution In the previous post, A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know?  (Part 1 of 2), I presented the problem that I will now try to solve.  Solve is too strong a word for what follows.  Perhaps it is an evolving solution or, rather, some suggestions […]

The Origins of Fish, Birds, Beasts, and Women

In an effort to gain a better grasp of basic philosophy, I have been listening to lectures titled The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps by Dr. Peter Adamson, reading both Thales to Dewey and Ancient Philosophy by Gordon Clark, and also reading as much of the primary source material […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 1 of 2)

Link to Part 2. A Problem I was considering buying a hardback copy of City of God by Augustine on Amazon.com and my eyes glanced down to the reviews section.  A semi-well-known atheist blogger wrote an eloquent review of the book; explaining why Augustine just isn’t worth reading.  One of […]

Comment on “What is Truth?” on philosophynews.com

In preparing to write a larger blog post, I came across an article called What is Truth? on philosophynews.com.  I posted part of this in the comments section on that blog.  I hope the discussion can continue. Thank you for this post. I want to understand your view of Community Agreement […]