Category Archives: reason

Ex-Post-Facto Facts

/ Teaching / Tools / Reason / Facts / Russell Westbrook is amazing. I don’t like him, he rubs me the wrong way, but he’s amazing: a kamikaze on the basketball court. Game 1 of the 2018 Playoffs the Thunder … Continue reading

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Is That a Fact?

Epistemology / Cosmo / Theo / & Thinking Tools / Reason If: there’s a God (or god, or gods) Then: how can there be a “fact” until it’s been ratified by the God? Let’s vote on the facts. We have … Continue reading

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Refute “Kant”

Knatz.com / Teaching / Thinking Tools / @ K. 2003 10 26 Mission: to distinguish between things amenable to reason and things not You can refute Hegel but not the Saint or the Song of Sixpence. William Butler Yeats Analyzing … Continue reading

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Crossed Logic

Knatz.com / Teaching / Thinking Tools / @ K. 2002 12 29 Crossed Logic, Incompatible Types Temporarily this file is a note pending my making time to quote the passage(s) in Gregory Bateson which form the foundation for today’s thoughts. … Continue reading

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Logic: Assumed Connections

Knatz.com / Teaching / Thinking Tools / Reason / Logic Assumed Connections Leading swiftly to other considerations, featuring Death In one of his LoveDeath stories Dan Simmons has the little girl who’s lost her brother ask her father, If there’s … Continue reading

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Theory

/ Reason Group / Theory: Tested Hypothesis Theory is the highest form of knowledge a sentient creature can aspire to. To the man in the street, theory is an untested idea: lame-brained, more likely than not. In science, theory is … Continue reading

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Skepticism

Re: Reason Rational vs. Prejudicial Skepticism My biographical narrative declares disciplined skepticism to be a close ally of reason. I expatiated only briefly in the following note, adding that the subject warranted its own module: Rational skepticism is the systematic … Continue reading

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