The Daily Owl 10-8-2013

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. (Russell)
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. (Russell) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-27-2013

Nothing equals the ignorance of the modern philosophers in matters of science, except the ignorance of modern scientists in matters of philosophy. (Gilson)
Nothing equals the ignorance of the modern philosophers in matters of science, except the ignorance of modern scientists in matters of philosophy. (Gilson) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-22-2013

Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. (James)
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. (James) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-20-2013

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. (Russell)
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. (Russell) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-15-2013

I realized that it was necessary, once in the course of my life, to demolish everything completely and start again right from the foundations if I wanted to establish anything at all in the sciences that was stable and likely to last. (Descartes)
I realized that it was necessary, once in the course of my life, to demolish everything completely and start again right from the foundations if I wanted to establish anything at all in the sciences that was stable and likely to last. (Descartes) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-14-2013

"All the prejudices I here undertake to expose depend on this one: that men commonly suppose that all natural things act, as men do, on account of an end; indeed, they maintain as certain that God himself directs all things to some certain end, for they say that God has made all things for man, and man that he might worship God." (Spinoza)
"All the prejudices I here undertake to expose depend on this one: that men commonly suppose that all natural things act, as men do, on account of an end; indeed, they maintain as certain that God himself directs all things to some certain end, for they say that God has made all things for man, and man that he might worship God." (Spinoza) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-5-2013

“If the world is ambiguous, it is because those of us who live in it are faced with a number of interpretations of it, and of ourselves, that are each capable of rational support, and which are each held by people who need not have violated any doxastic obligations in adhering to them.”
“If the world is ambiguous, it is because those of us who live in it are faced with a number of interpretations of it, and of ourselves, that are each capable of rational support, and which are each held by people who need not have violated any doxastic obligations in adhering to them.” [More]

The Daily Owl 9-4-2013

“By replacing the modern worldview with a multiplicity of views and worlds, the postmodern era has, in effect, replaced knowledge with interpretation.”
“By replacing the modern worldview with a multiplicity of views and worlds, the postmodern era has, in effect, replaced knowledge with interpretation.” [More]

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

A clever little ebook that serves as a primer on logical fallacies. The entire ebook is online.
A clever little ebook that serves as a primer on logical fallacies. The entire ebook is online. [More]

The Daily Owl 8-21-2013

“In all sad sincerity I think we must conclude that the attempt to demonstrate by purely intellectual processes the truth of the deliverances of direct religious experience is absolutely hopeless.” (William James)
“In all sad sincerity I think we must conclude that the attempt to demonstrate by purely intellectual processes the truth of the deliverances of direct religious experience is absolutely hopeless.” (William James) [More]