Monthly Archives: June 2013

On the “Obvious”ness of Certain Ideas

Today I was reading George Lakoff’s Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things. (Yeah, I know, I’m way behind on the required reading for writing this blog.) Anyway, I came upon a passage (pp. 58-59) that discusses the following questions: “Does language … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Original Irrationality

The Birth of Individualism Recall how the medieval Catholic worldview transitioned to the worldview of the Renaissance. In the middle ages, Catholicism dominated Europe, and one of its most central teachings was the doctrine of Original Sin. The church maintained … Continue reading

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