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Sunday December 21st 2014

‘Radical Academy: Root Principles & Common Sense’

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education

An Example of Applied Philosophy BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Applied philosophy involves the application of philosophical principles and concepts to the practical affairs of the human condition. Philosophers have written widely on such topics as science, law, politics, religion, history, and education. They have sought to have an influence [...]

The Human Equation in Dialectic

The Human Equation in Dialectic

MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. In the Sophist, Plato separates the philosopher from the sophist, not by any distinction in method, but by the difference in the use each makes of the same technique. -- Mortimer Adler The psychological factors that are circumstantial to human participation in so intellectual an activity as argument may be [...]

The Confusion of the Animalists

The Confusion of the Animalists

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. A recent book, entitled Apes, Men, and Language, bears the subtitle "How teaching chimpanzees to 'talk' alters man's notions of his place in nature." I cite this book, not because it is better or worse than most books of its kind, but because it is the latest in a long line of books and essays that attempt to defend [...]

What Do We Mean By Applied Philosophy?

What Do We Mean By Applied Philosophy?

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Classical realists generally define the academic discipline of philosophy as the study of all reality in its ultimate causes and principles through the use of human reason alone. We also differentiate various branches of philosophy, such as metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, logic, ethics, and so forth. We also [...]

A Theory of Public Nonsense

A Theory of Public Nonsense

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. An analysis of nonsense in areas as broad as social behavior, political policy, and science can be complex and intimidating. Since this is so, it seems both necessary and relevant to have some sort of conceptual framework we can use to help us as we plow our way through a sometimes complicated jungle of words, [...]

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