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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Intelligence

Image from A Blog for English Lovers.Intelligence Cognition is how we acquire knowledge. Intelligence is what we do with it. By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / July 19, 2012 Cognition, which I talked about last time, is how … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Intelligence

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways of Knowing

Cartoon by Piraro. Image from Sandwalk.Ways of Knowing The whole thing is about life perpetuating itself, about what we will do, how we will act, in different situations. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | June 27, 2012 Each … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways of Knowing

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BOOKS / Bill Meacham : Sam Harris’ ‘The Moral Landscape’

The Moral Landscape:Science and human values Harris is on to something very important here: that careful observation of what actually works has a great deal to tell us about what is good and valuable. By Bill Meacham | The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Bill Meacham : Sam Harris’ ‘The Moral Landscape’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : How Evolution Works

Charles Darwin: Blame it all on him. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Evolution Regardless of your opinion on the ultimate purpose of it all, it is important to understand how evolution works because the theory reflects reality, and basing your actions … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : How Evolution Works

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways to Say ‘Should’

Image from Bite Size Buzz.Ways to say ‘should’ It behooves us to choose wisely what duties and rules to live by. And the way to choose wisely is by considering the effects of our choices. By Bill Meacham | The … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways to Say ‘Should’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

In The Republic, Plato, through the character of Socrates, likens the Good to the sun. Image from Dover Public Library. The Good The Good resides in the natural world, in the web of relations among things and people. It does … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

In The Republic, Plato, through the character of Socrates, likens the Good to the sun. Image from Dover Public Library. The Good The Good resides in the natural world, in the web of relations among things and people. It does … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : The Good

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

Image from Dippity.‘Goodness’ Vs. ‘Rightness’:The ethics of birth control There is a systematic way to find out what the benefits and harms are: observe reality carefully. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2012 A current New … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Birth Control and the ‘Goodness’ Paradigm

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Science a Religion?

Images from Wikimedia Commons (top), NASA, via Science Meets Religion.Is Science a Religion? ‘Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Science a Religion?

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Bill Meacham : What is Truth? (In 400 Words)

The Chinese character for truth.(In 400 words)What Is Truth?By Bill Meacham /The Rag Blog/ November 30, 2011 Philosophy Now magazine runs an occasional contest: Write an answer to a philosophical question in 400 words or fewer. The winning essays are … finish reading Bill Meacham : What is Truth? (In 400 Words)

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Bill Meacham : Simone de Beauvoir: A Philosophy of Liberation

Simone de Beauvoir. Image from Cultural and Critical Theory Library.Simone de Beauvoir:A philosophy of liberation Exercising our own freedom requires that others be free. By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / November 3, 2011 I was pleased recently to … finish reading Bill Meacham : Simone de Beauvoir: A Philosophy of Liberation

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Bill Meacham : Mondragon: Reinventing Humanity

The Mondragon Corporation. “The present, however splendid it may be, bears the seeds of its own ruin if it becomes separated from the future.” — José María Arizmendiarrieta.Mondragon: Reinventing humanity It is a striking vision, and a welcome alternative to … finish reading Bill Meacham : Mondragon: Reinventing Humanity

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