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I am a student of language and literature. I have been reading, writing, and studying for most of my life. I received a B.A. in English from Fresno State and then went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. I am interested in literature, philosophy, history and gardening. For the last 16 years, I have been a teacher at Peninsula College and, when not working, reading, or writing, spend much of my time in my garden.

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I am a student of language and literature. I have been reading, writing, and studying for most of my life. I received a B.A. in English from Fresno State and then went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. I am interested in literature, philosophy, history and gardening. For the last 16 years, I have been a teacher at Peninsula College and, when not working, reading, or writing, spend much of my time in my garden.

Note-Content belongs to Wes Cecil, this podcast mirrors his youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ff15w4ufviWfv9UfIuByA

    Thinking In A Pandemic III Fallacy Of The Average

    Thinking In A Pandemic III Fallacy Of The Average

    A few more logical fallacies to ponder as thinking about our world has grown so much more challenging. This conversation introduces the idea of the fallacy of the Average or Middle Ground, Appeal to Ignorance and Appeal to Fear.

    • 11 min
    Thinking In The Time Of Pandemic

    Thinking In The Time Of Pandemic

    A quick reflection on the difficulties we face when we try to think when feeling fear and faced with unknowns.

    • 19 min
    Us Vs Them And The Dangers Of Poor Thinking

    Us Vs Them And The Dangers Of Poor Thinking

    A brief exploration of the logical fallacy False Dichotomy. When we break things into two we more or less stop ourselves from thinking. The world is subtle, odd, and multivariant and rarely reduces a simple interaction or choice between two things.

    • 13 min
    The Bourgeoisie And The Middle Class

    The Bourgeoisie And The Middle Class

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    An attempt to explain the different histories of these two ideas which are often used as synonyms.

    • 18 min
    The Social Contract During A Pandemic

    The Social Contract During A Pandemic

    A brief consideration of the question of our social contract in a time of national and international stress brought on by the Coronavirus. Some things to ponder and look forward as together we set off into uncharted lands. Presented by Wesley Cecil PhD

    • 19 min
    Thinking During A Pandemic Part Four

    Thinking During A Pandemic Part Four

    This lecture explores the common fallacy "Texas Sharpshooter" and our almost irresistible desire to select for data that supports our idea.

    • 15 min

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