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


(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.

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?