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If you could do a priori science, the Greeks would have had iphones.
If you could do a priori science, the Greeks would have had iphones.

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A Simple Strength and Muscle-Building Program and the Death of Bro Splits
Introduction Here's a strength and muscle-building program for anyone looking for a change in their old routine. If you're completely new to using weights, this might be a good program to use after about 3-6 months. This program is suitable for advanced beg...
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The Holy Grail of Teaching: Better Learning Outcomes with Less Prep-Work
Introduction This post is directed primarily at teachers but I think students and parents alike can benefit from reading it in order to understand what goes on behind the curtain. I'm going to focus on course design rather than teaching technique, although ...
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Stoicism and Truth in the Face of Crumbling Norms of Civil Discourse
Introduction Yo. Check it. You can't have a functioning democracy without at least two things: a concern for truth and civil discourse. Although perhaps too obvious to state, democracy requires citizens have a concern for truth otherwise policy will be inef...
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Why Do Something Rather than Nothing? A Stoic Puzzle
Introduction The first question of philosophy is, How should I live my life? For the Ancient Greeks, the answer was to live a good life. A trivial answer to be sure until we ask further, What is a good life? Or to rephrase it, what makes a good life good ? ...
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How to Get an A on any Exam
Introduction For most of my pre-college education I was a very average student--and that's being charitable. In my first year of college, I vowed I would learn how to get A's. I bought (and read!) a bunch of books on the subject as well as attended any and ...
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Value and Gun Rights
The American Dream Introduction I've mentioned before that philosophers distinguish between lumpers and splitters. Splitters take a category of things, actions, concepts and show that there are important distinctions to be made within that category such tha...
Value and Gun Rights
Value and Gun Rights
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The Emperor of Fallacies: The Is/Ought Problem
Introduction It's nearly impossible to understand contemporary ethics without understanding the word 'normative' as it's used in philosophy. Since this post is mostly about a kind of argument in ethics, I'll get the definition out of the way.  Perhaps the e...
The Emperor of Fallacies: The Is/Ought Problem
The Emperor of Fallacies: The Is/Ought Problem
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Reno Round 1: A Comedy
I just finished working my ass off renovating an older house I bought earlier in the year. Here are the before, during, and after pictures.   This post doesn't have any philosophy except for that I wouldn't have finished the project if I hadn't been reading...
Reno Round 1: A Comedy
Reno Round 1: A Comedy
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Grinding and Loving: Two Approaches to Installing Plumbing
Introduction A few months ago I bought an investment property. It's an older house so I knew it would need a bit of work before I could rent it out. As is the case with any old house, it's turned into even more work than I'd originally thought. I've had to ...
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Internet Warrior's Guide to Surviving a Level 7 Tu Quoque Attack
Introduction The comments section of the internet is the battleground of the future; thus, in my critical thinking course I like to give my students advice on how to be great internet warriors.  In any combat sport, pattern recognition facilitates a quick a...
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