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  • 01:04

    Street Epistemology: An Interview With Peter Boghossian

    in Science

    This week we'll be talking with Peter Boghossian, author of A Manual for Creating Atheists, philosophy professor, and reason activist. 

  • 01:02

    Can you know the truth without defining it?

    in Politics Conservative

    We will be talking with Armenian Christian Philosopher Berj Manoushagian. Berj has spent years studying epistemology, the study of how we know things.  Berj will takes us deeper into issues of logic to show us that the end of the world of the mind shows us our need for God.

  • 01:02

    Q&A: Mindsets, Galt's Motor, Acting Rightly, and More

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on philosophical underpinnings of fixed versus growth mindsets, John Galt's motor, acting rightly, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Question 1: What are the philosophical underpinnings of growth versus fixed mindsets? 

    Question 2: Was John Galt evil, wrong, or a jerk for not commercializing his motor? 

    Question 3: How can I learn to act on principles that I know to be true? 

    To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 00:43

    COSMOGONY; THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE COSMOLOGY = THE REALITY OF SENTIENT BEINGS

    in Spirituality

    SENTIENTAL OR SENTENAL BEINGS! 


    Cosmogony (or cosmogeny) is any model concerning the coming-into-EXISTENCE (i.e. origin) of either the cosmos (i.e. universe), or the so-called reality of sentient beings. Developing a complete theoretical model has implications in both the philosophy and science of the etymology of cosmogony. 

    Epistemology - from Greek, episteme, meaning "knowledge, understanding", and λ?γος, LOGOS meaning "study of" is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of GNOSIS or knowledge and is also referred to as "theory of knowledge". Put concisely, it is the study of knowledge and justified belief. It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. 


     

  • 00:15

    A ghost story, and some ghostbusting.

    in Politics

    Telling of a great experience I had with someone else's ghost story.  Commentary on rationality and the paranormal.


    Also talking about things like how people who think there are ghosts should approach such issues.

  • 01:03

    Q&A: Government Waivers, Intuition, Overcoming Failures, and More

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on waivers to rights-violating laws, the validity of intuition, overcoming past failures, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Question 1: Are waivers to rights-violating laws good or bad? 

    Question 2: Does intuition have any validity? 

    Question 3: How can I overcome my past failure to capitalize on the perfect opportunity? 

    To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 00:12

    Chat: Argument from Miracles, Part 1: The Arguments

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh discussed "Argument from Miracles, Part 1: The Argument and Some Objections" with listeners in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Do reports of miracles prove the existence of God? Most people of faith appeal to the miracles of their faith as grounds for their belief. Here, I consider what miracles are, how they are supposed to prove God's existence, and raise some concerns about them.

    This preview is part of my ReligionCasts series of podcasts on philosophy of religion. Here, you can preview the podcast and then purchase access to the whole series of ReligionCasts for just $10. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 00:44

    COSMOGONY; THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE COSMOLOGY = THE REALITY OF SENTIENT BEINGS = 2

    in Business

    COSMOGONY; THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE COSMOLOGY = THE REALITY OF SENTIENT BEINGS


    PART TWO


    Sentience is the ability to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively. Eighteenth-century philosophers used the concept to distinguish the ability to think reason from the ability to feel (sentience). In modern Western philosophy, sentience is the ability to experience sensations (known in philosophy of mind as  qualia. In Eastern philosophy, sentience is a metaphysical quality of all things that requires respect and care. The concept is central to the philosophy of animal rights, because sentience is necessary for the ability to suffer, and thus is held to confer certain rights.


    Epistemology from GREEK episteme, meaning "knowledge, understanding", and λ?γος, LOGOS, meaning "study of") is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge, and is also referred to as "theory of knowledge". Put concisely, it is the study of knowledge and justified belief. It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired.


     

  • 00:31

    "The New Heights Show on Education" Host Kathy Woodring"

    in Education

    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include assisting families in the selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.


    This week's topic is “King James VI and I and the English Parliament”


    1.  http://www.iep.utm.edu/cicero/ - The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – a peer - reviewed academic resource - "Naturalistic Epistemology," by Chase B. Wrenn, The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ISSN 2161-0002, http://www.iep.utm.edu/, 3.17.2015


    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I_and_the_English_Parliament


    3. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/newheightseducation/2014/04/14/the-new-heights-show-on-education-host-kathy-woodring


    ADDITIONAL REFERENCE
    http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/82499 - Seven Steps to Absolute Monarchy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isfTRJW0ULE - Life in the Colonies; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBP7hDpoEdY - The Story Of The First Settlers of the USA in 1620;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7_0dPzGiE = Indentured Servants;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISQhKxdBnpE = The American Revolutionary war 1 = includes Benedict Arnold review, also Green Mountain Boys & Ethan Allan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI17JZTSZXU = Making the Thirteen Colonies - New England States  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ScZh2-QLOE = Thirteen Colonies: the New England Colonies = a very good review


     

  • 00:31

    "The New Heights Show on Education" Host Kathy Woodring"

    in Education

    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include assisting families in the selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.


    This week's topic is “A Brief Summary of Cicero’s Philosophical Works”


    1.  http://www.iep.utm.edu/cicero/ - The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – a peer - reviewed academic resource - "Naturalistic Epistemology," by Chase B. Wrenn, The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ISSN 2161-0002, http://www.iep.utm.edu/, 3.17.2015.


    2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnium_Scipionis


    3.  http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/485171/Pythagoras


    4.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/newheightseducation/2014/04/21/the-new-heights-show-on-education-host-kathy-woodring


    ADDITIONAL REFERENCE


    Stealing elections – how Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy by John Fund ©2004 by John Fund – “The leaders in any society are unlikely to change their habits or the rules they lay down for others unless pressured to do so by the governed. If corruption exists, it is in part because we the people permit it, either by silence, by inattention or by misunderstanding. If persistent voter fraud and outdated election procedures are to be remedied, the public and the media will have to demand it. Ignoring, or refusing to recognize, the enduring problems of election fraud and mismanagement that plague many parts of our country will ensure that it spreads, mutates and grows more toxic.”

  • "The New Heights Show on Education" Host Kathy Woodring"

    in Education

    ***** THIS EPISODE COULD NOT BE RECORDED BECAUSE OF UNFORSEEN PROBLEMS - PLEASE TUNE IN NEXT WEEK/SUN.APRIL 5TH FOR “A Brief Summary of Cicero’s Philosophical Works” - WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE *****


    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include assisting families in the selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.


    This week's topic is “A Brief Summary of Cicero’s Philosophical Works”


    1.  http://www.iep.utm.edu/cicero/ - The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – a peer - reviewed academic resource - "Naturalistic Epistemology," by Chase B. Wrenn, The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ISSN 2161-0002, http://www.iep.utm.edu/, 3.17.2015.


    2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnium_Scipionis


    3.  http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/485171/Pythagoras


    4.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/newheightseducation/2014/04/21/the-new-heights-show-on-education-host-kathy-woodring