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A Presentation on the Philosophy of Time

This is an audio recording of me giving a presentation on the philosophy of time to the philosophy club at Diablo Valley College, which was made back in 2006. It is about eternalism, a position in the philosophy of time which holds all times to be equally real. I should note that I no longer more »

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A Presentation on Culture and Values

  Jason Zarri   (A Re-post from Philosophical Pontifications)   The following is the text of a presentation on culture and values I gave in 2007 to the Inter Club Council at Diablo Valley College. I’m posting it here because I think makes the important meta-ethical point that inter-cultural dialogue concerning ethical matters makes little more »

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Some Reflections on Phenomenology

Some Reflections on Phenomenology Jason Zarri   The following consists of some more or less random thoughts I’ve had on phenomenology. Originally they were meant to be organized into an introduction to a longer work, but at this point I don’t think I’ll ever get around to completing it, so I thought I may as more »

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The Chinese Nation and the Scattered Brain

    (What follows is the text of my midterm for a philosophy of mind class I took earlier this year.) The Chinese Nation and the Scattered Brain Jason Zarri   In his article “Troubles with Functionalism”, Ned Block outlines a thought experiment that he takes to be a counterexample to functionalism, the thesis that more »

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Giants Win the World Series: Some Baseball Theology

Blogging my thoughts: Did you notice the gift that the Phillies gave the Giants with Hunter Pence? He gave all the Giants incredible spirit with his inspirational speeches. He told them to forget themselves, sacrifice their egos, and play just for the team and each other. The Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, told his team to more »

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Why Do You Always Want to Get Close?

Unity Brings Strength, Healing, and Renewal or “Why Do You Always Want to Get Close?” Ordinarily I would write in my personal diary, but I guess I’ll just write with others in mind, so that others can also benefit from my thoughts. I was reading about the Red Cloud School in the Pine Ridge Indian more »

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Conceivability, Consciousness and the Content of Belief

  What follows is the text of my final paper for a philosophy of mind course that I took in the spring semester of this year. Due to constraints on length, the paper is much shorter than it needs to be. I would very much like to expand it to deal with David Chalmers’ nuanced more »

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A Response to “What Happened to the Reformation?”– The Conversation Continued

July 9, 2012 Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your response to my piece. When you learn more about the period in question, you’ll be more critical of my work. I’m really not quite the master of the material the way you take me to be. I have studied it a little, however. That more »

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Open Source Study Notes — A New Feature of Scholardarity

Open Source Study Notes, a new feature of Scholardarity, is opening. Anyone can contribute their study notes, study guides or study aids, and even overviews or introductions. All contributions will be free to read, and no registration is required. Submissions can be about specific courses, books, or articles; but they can also be about broader more »

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A Response to Peter Krey’s “What Happened to the Reformation?”

A Response to Peter Krey’s “What Happened to the Reformation?”, a Review of Harm Klueting’s Book Luther and New Times By Mark Krey For a preview of Peter Krey’s 50 page book review, “What Happened to the Reformation,” click here.   Hey Pop, I just finished reading “What happened to the Reformation” for the second more »

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