In South Korea, our young men have to do military service (I mentioned this in an earlier post). It is considered their duty as ‘men’ and until recently, it was a duty that many young men took very seriously and proudly. My grandfather still talks about it with great pride…

One of the interesting paradoxes of war that this lecture covered was how wars are universal and in order for it to occur, cooperation is necessary. In other words, for wars to even exist and for wars to be won, teamwork is absolutely necessary. While this sounds like a paradox…

It was a powerful start. Professor Centeno begins by starting off with the first paradox of war; the reality of war versus how war is portrayed in media. He showed a picture of a very handsome pilot sitting in the cockpit of his plane. It looks like a picture taken…

Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by war; not the violence and the risk of death but the implied idea of the honor and heroism behind war. I think I began to think about war this way because of all the ancient Greek myths and heroes I…

In this lecture, we are taking a look at how social location is important for epistemological testimony. Social location is one’s role or place within their community; particularly as it pertains to the relationships and roles you have within all the levels of society be it personal, formal, informal…etc.

First…

In this lecture, we leave religious epistemology and turn to social epistemology; particularly, problems that we find in the epistemology of testimony. When we hear the testimony of others, several things are happening. First, we may have to depend on the knowledge we have beforehand to help us to understand…

An ancient carving of Ichthys

Early followers of Christianity began to use the symbol of the fish (Ichthys) to identify themselves to fellow believers. It was safer than the cross which became too easily identifiable and made easy targets of early Christians. The fish was an obvious choice as it became a pictorial symbol that…

The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo

In this lecture, professor Evans talked about Chirianity’s official stance towards knowledge that is produced by religion and science. He further breaks it down to Catholicism and Protestantism. While Catholicism takes a somewhat official stance towards knowledge, Protestantism does not. For instance, every Pope since the 1930s has come out…

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