Philosophy Group Bill Schrader Pavilion Wednesday, 18/2/2015 10:30 am

Philosophy Group

Bill Schrader Pavilion

Wednesday, 18/2/2015

10:30 am

We will continue with Peter Millican:

4.4 The Mind Body Problem

5.1 Introduction to Knowledge

See  http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/general-philosophy 

(If you have trouble finding these lectures, then email me.)

This week, the 15 minutes will be first on the agenda and address a wonderful talk explaining current cosmology by a professor at the University of Waterloo (Canada’s MIT).  This talk pulls current theory together and demonstrates the power of an overview for a complex subject.

http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach/general-public/public-lecture-series

If the meeting would rather stick with a more philosophical topic, lets evaluate the following quotations from Nietzsche …

1 – There are no facts, only convictions.

convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth that lies.

2 – Every word is a prejudice.

3 – Mystical explanations are considered deep.  The truth is they are not even superficial.

4 – No one now dies of fatal truths.  There are too many antidotes for them.

Nietzsche  is considered the first philosopher to seriously examine lies and truth telling.  Would Wittgenstein dismiss him?

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