“The Majesty of Reason: A Short Guide to Critical Thinking in Philosophy”

Available in both print and kindle version (e-book).

Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086FW6XV4?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G7KS52/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=majesty+of+reason&qid=1585319843&s=digital-text&sr=1-1


“How do we think critically about issues in philosophy, science, and religion? How do we discover treasures of truth that can serve others? And how do we relay our insights in a productive, fruitful way?

It is precisely these questions that The Majesty of Reason: A Short Guide to Critical Thinking in Philosophy addresses. The first step on our journey equips you with the intellectual virtues and conversational tactics necessary for critical thinking. The second step equips you with a variety of methods and tools in critical thinking and philosophical reasoning. Through tangible suggestions, lively and engaging examples, and a bit of technical jargon, you’ll come away a better thinker and – ideally – a better human being.

Critical thinking, like mastering a musical instrument, requires practice. That’s why the next three steps on our journey will apply a number of the methods and tools previously explored to central issues in philosophy of science and philosophy of mind: scientism, laws of nature, and the nature of the mind.

With a depth of insight, a breadth of coverage, and bit of humor, this book will engage both beginner and advance readers in the field of philosophy. Your mind will undoubtedly be sharpened. This book is just the beginning of your journey of discovery. The treasure of truth awaits.”


Author: Joe

Email: NaturalisticallyInclined@gmail.com

Some Philosophical Terminology: Part 4


When considering what kinds of things exist (a central question of ontology), an immediate distinction one can draw is between objects and properties. Roughly, the distinction corresponds to grammatical subjects and predicates within a sentence. For instance, the sentence “Paco is short” has grammatical subject “Paco” and predicate “is short”, and is about the object Paco and the property of being short. The sentence states that the object Paco possesses the property of being short.

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What is Philosophy?


“The unexamined life is not worth living.”


While the above quote is perfect in conveying the essence of philosophy, it does not do the entire field justice. Philosophy can be defined in a variety of ways, but I want to focus on three primary definitions which I believe to be crucial to the understanding of what philosophy truly is.

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