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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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This is one of the best philosophy podcasts Ive found! Definitely check it out— the languages series is a great part. The auido set up in the lecture hall isnt great, so a lot of it is hard to listen to while doing dishes or walking on the street. Marked difference with more recent non-lecture recordings with awesome audio quality, so easy to listen to
Look forward to this every week
An inspiration! People say a lot about what makes a good podcast. Here it is the speaker and the content. Some solid thought, entertaining to listen to, and inspirational as a human. Yes, some may comment on the sound quality, but for me it makes me feel more like I’m there listening. Thank you! Keep it up!
Love this! Only wish this would come to Spotify as well!