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Today we would like to feature one of the speakers at this year’s Symposium 2021: Dr. Owen Anderson, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University.   Dr. Anderson has published seven books and teaches courses in philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, and religion.  At Symposium, Dr. Anderson will be explicating some of the historical trends of science. Using the methods of Charles Lyell, Anderson will show that scientific origin stories reflect the philosophical assumptions of...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education We are divided.  A house divided against itself cannot stand.  These divisions speak to a lack of foundation.  We need a foundation.  We have been provided with one but it has not been sufficiently developed.  I...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my lasts posts we talked about the move from pre-skeptic to skeptic to post-skeptic.  We underscored the purpose of the Academy as the pursuit of knowledge starting with basic things.  Now we need to consider...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education When did philosophy begin?  We have a very specific date for this.  May 28, 585 B.C.  We can even narrow it down further to the time of day.  I don’t know that any other discipline has...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my previous post I discussed the need for common ground.  If there is no common ground then we cannot come to agreement.  Common ground begins with reason as that by which we understand.  The Academy...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my lasts posts we talked about the move from pre-skeptic to skeptic to post-skeptic.  We underscored the purpose of the Academy as the pursuit of knowledge starting with basic things.  Now we need to consider...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my first blog post about the Academy I discussed the role of critical thinking in the pursuit of knowledge. This teaches the student to lead the examined life by being able to identify assumptions and...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education In my first blog post about the Academy I discussed the role of critical thinking in the pursuit of knowledge. This teaches the student to lead the examined life by being able to identify assumptions and...

Today’s video-lecture is from this year’s National Classical Education Symposium. Our conference theme, “The Historian’s Craft,” provided ample room for both historians and other subject matter experts, who could speak to the ways in which history pertains to other disciplines.  From Dr. Owen Anderson’s lecture, we learn that another discipline, philosophy, affects the ways in which we...

The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education.  I am starting a series on the Academy. We need to assess the state of the Academy and the challenges it faces. This includes questions about its purpose and how it achieves that purpose. It can be...