Notes, References, and Links for further study:
- Invitation to the Tragedy and Hope online community
- Log in page for the Tragedy and Hope online community
- Peace Revolution primary site (2009-2012)
- Peace Revolution backup stream(2006-2012)
- Includes the 9/11 Synchronicity Podcast (predecessor to Peace Revolution)
- Use the backup stream if the podOmatic bandwidth has been exceeded.
- Tombstone (on Youtube)
- “Bianca you animal, shut up!” (end of lecture) by John Taylor Gatto
- The Utimate History Lesson dot com
- “Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit” by Henry Ward Beecher 1877 (on Google Books)
- “Who is John Galt” entire speech from Atlas Shrugged
- Mark Passio, What On Earth Is Happening, podcast # 89
- Mark Passio, What On Earth is Happening, podcast # 84 with Larken Rose
- Larken Rose dot com
- The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose
- “The Philosophic Corruption of Reality” outline presented on The Meria Heller Show
- “Liberty or Death” speech written by Patrick Henry, 1775
- St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia (National Landmark)
- Solipsism: Solipsism ( /ˈsɒlɨpsɪzəm/) is the philosophical idea that only one’s own mind, alone, is sure to exist. The term comes from Latin solus (alone) and ipse (self). Solipsism as an epistemological position holds that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure. The external world and other minds cannot be known, and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist. Although the number of individuals sincerely espousing solipsism has been small, it is not uncommon for one philosopher to accuse another’s arguments of entailing solipsism as an unwanted consequence, in a kind of reductio ad absurdum. In the history of philosophy, solipsism has also served as a skeptical hypothesis.
- Reason: Reason is a term that refers to the capacity human beings have to make sense of things, to establish and verify facts, and to change or justify practices, institutions, and beliefs. It is closely associated with such characteristically human activities as philosophy, science, language, mathematics, and art, and is normally considered to be a definitive characteristic of human nature. The concept of reason is sometimes referred to as rationality and sometimes as discursive reason, in opposition to “intuitive reason“.
- Reason or “reasoning” is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. Reason, like habit or intuition, is one of the ways by which thinking comes from one idea to a related idea. For example, it is the means by which rational beings understand themselves to think about cause and effect, truth and falsehood, and what is good or bad.
- In contrast to reason as an abstract noun, a reason is a consideration which explains or justifies some event, phenomenon or behaviour. The ways in which human beings reason through argument are the subject of inquiries in the field of logic.
- Reason is closely identified with the ability to self-consciously change beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and institutions, and therefore with the capacity for freedom and self-determination.
- Fallacies: In logic and rhetoric, a fallacy is usually an improper argumentation in reasoning resulting in a misconception or presumption. By accident or design, fallacies may exploit emotional triggers in the listener or interlocutor (appeal to emotion), or take advantage of social relationships between people (e.g. argument from authority). Fallacious arguments are often structured using rhetorical patterns that obscure any logical argument.
- Fallacies can be used to win arguments regardless of the merits. Among such devices, discussed in more detail below, are: “ignoring the question” to divert argument to unrelated issues using a red herring, making the argument personal (argumentum ad hominem) and discrediting the opposition’s character, “begging the question” (petito principi), the use of the non-sequitor, false cause and effect (post hoc ergo propter hoc), bandwagoning (everyone says so), the “false dilemma” or “either-or fallacy” in which the situation is oversimplified, “card-stacking” or selective use of facts, and “false analogy”. Another favorite device is the “false generalization”, an abstraction of the argument that shifts discussion to platitudes where the facts of the matter are lost. There are many, many more tricks to divert attention from careful exploration of a subject.
- Fallacies can generally be classified as informal (premises fail to support the proposed conclusion, but the argument is structured properly) or formal (logical structure is flawed).
- List of Fallacies and Intellectual Self-Defense (on Scribd)
- Gene Odening interview #4 on the Gnostic Media Podcast
- Trivium Interviews with Gene Odening: www.TriviumEducation.com
Peace Revolution partner podcasts:
Other productions by members of the T&H network:
The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (2012) a journey into the dark heart of public schooling, revealing how America became incoherent, one student at a time.
Navigating Netflix (2011) our video series wherein we conduct a critical analysis of films you might have missed; Navigating Netflix is available for free on YouTube.
“Memories of a Political Prisoner”, an interview with Professor Chengiah Ragaven, graduate of Oxford, Cambridge, and Sussex; AFTER he was a political prisoner, who was exiled from South Africa, during Apartheid. (2011)
What You’ve Been Missing! (2011) is our video series focusing in on the history of corruption in our public education system.
Top Documentary Films dot com: Hijacking Humanity by Paul Verge (2006)
Top Documentary Films dot com: Exposing the Noble Lie (2010)
Top Documentary Films dot com: The Pharmacratic Inquisition by Jan Irvin (2007)