Etymology and delusion, part 2 | OUPblog

Last week (November 20, 2019), I discussed one aspect of etymological lunacy. Looking for a (or even the) protolanguage is a sound idea, even though specialists’ efforts in this direction have been both successful and disappointing. The existence of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Semitic can hardly be doubted; yet many crucial details remain unknown. — Read on … Continue reading Etymology and delusion, part 2 | OUPblog

Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon

Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon — Read on youtu.be/vn7Y0NHbrEI In this presentation we will discuss lessons for geopolitics from three great books written in Ancient Greece. The Histories of Herodotus, the History of Peloponnesian War by Thucydides and the Hellenica by Xenophon. While Herodotus is considered to be the Father of History, … Continue reading Geopolitics of Ancient Greece: Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon

An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

van Inwagen thinks we can bypass these issues because the real threat to our free will is not causal determination (our acts having deterministic causes) but simply determination (our acts being necessitated by past events and the natural laws), since this is enough to guarantee that we cannot ever do otherwise. I think this is … Continue reading An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16