Friday, December 2, 2011

Objective Truth

Hello readers,

Unfortunately, Finals, Thanksgiving, Birthday, and School have all consumed much of my time.

Fortunately, I found a moment to myself to think and write a new post!

Here it is - it addresses the most common objection to logical truth. The existence and clarity of objective truth has often been the subject of rationalists throughout the ages. Today you will hear my take on it!

On a more nuts-and-bolts note, my fellow blog-manager seems to be even more busy than I. Uploading the documents is becoming increasingly difficult, apparently, rather than getting easier. I don't understand it either.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Four Misconceptions

Hello again, Everyone.

I am aware my updates have been sporadic - different arguments take time to form, so bear with me.

As far as textual uploads go, the person who is helping me with the technical aspects of this blog is still trying to figure it out.

I hope you enjoy it - and there is a question for all of you which I will replicate here.

"Why do humans have rights?" I have never heard a good response to this, certainly not in the form of an argument.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Hello everyone,

Today is a blogpost addressing many comments to both prior posts. The first comment to be addressed in a comment by "Ian" regarding the loss of adaptability of logic.

The second addresses a comment about God made by allisonshattuck. This comment, while appreciated for its attempt at reconciling God and Logic, espouses a principle which I vehemently argue against: the existence of God.

I'm still trying to find a way to upload the text in an efficient manner.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Goals and Nature of Government

Hello readers,

Today's post is concerned with responding to comments (both email and posted here) regarding my prior foundational post.

I cannot put up the text now, but I will upload it as soon as time and vivacity permit.

I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to more discussion in the future!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Concerning Our Natures

Hello, everyone.

Today's post is concerned with human nature and the purpose of government. I attempt to explain (part) of my socio-political outlook, as well as attempting to lead the listener through my train of thought. The podcast can be found below, as a .mp3.

For those unfamiliar with Thomas Hobbes, I attempt to explain his relevant points. I strongly suggest reading him, however, at least the Leviathan, so that one can better understand my reasoning, as well as Hobbes' singular flaw, mentioned and expounded upon in my podcast.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Imperatives of the Application of Logic

There have been many self-proclaimed rationalists in the past, and to be sure, there will be many more in the future. Unfortuately, rationalism has often been dismissed as useless due to its nature as a tool: Logic, by definition, is a tool.

However, that is downplaying it rather hyperbolically. Logic is not merely a tool, but it is in fact a system for life, a system by which one can draw conclusions about the environment, society, and universe around them.

The only trouble with logic is that it can be misled; after all, the phrase "garbage in, garbage out" applies just as well to logical processes as it does to computer processes (which, incidentally, are logical). The solution to this problem is clear, however: we must find data which is not "garbage." We must investigate long, hard, and far to find out what goal, ultimately, we are to pursue.

This investigation, this pursuit of knowledge, if successful, can be fed through the tool that is logic.

Perhaps, then, in this way, we will achieve an understanding of something greater.