Thomas Reid: The Father of Common Sense Philosophy

The stakes of philosophy are often high. How we answer the problems of knowledge, of conduct and of governance governs our way of life for those that live according to their own philosophy. Modern philosophy has some original defect which originated with Des Cartes (1596-1650) starting it off with absolute skepticism, to which he could … Continue reading Thomas Reid: The Father of Common Sense Philosophy

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Can Genius Be Taught?

William James, in his Principles of Psychology, talks about two types of genius, the analytical genius, which are the men of science and philosophy, and the intuitive genius, which are men of poetry and music. Much of genius is how one thinks. What are your heuristics, are you going through associations by relation, contradiction, resemblance, succession, cause and … Continue reading Can Genius Be Taught?

Depth Psychology Hidden Within Greek Myth and Tragedy

  “There he is,” Frank said. Frank, Daniel had learned, was the group leader. He was a retired philosophy professor.                “There he is!” the woman said holding her wine glass high followed by taking a large sip.               “Excuse my better half, Daniel, she’s ahead of the game here,” Percy said while pointing to … Continue reading Depth Psychology Hidden Within Greek Myth and Tragedy

William James: The Mind-Stuff Theory

Principles of Psychology: The Mind-Stuff Theory Evolutionary Psychology Demands a Mind-Dust.   In a general theory of evolution the inorganic comes first, then the lowest forms of animal and vegetable life, then forms of life that possess mentality, and finally those like ourselves that possess it in a high degree. As long as we keep … Continue reading William James: The Mind-Stuff Theory