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To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.



Socrates and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Socrates asked, “How is not this the most reprehensible ignorance, to think that one knows what one does not know?”

There are two parts to the Dunning-Kruger effect.  435 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Thought of the Day: Socrates's Problem of Good

“Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods”? As Socrates infamously asked Euthyphro. 1,010 more words

Imaging Love

Matthew 25:14-30


It’s not lost on me that today’s Gospel falls on our Ingathering Sunday.

This parable involves talents. Talents are money. Lots of money! 1,884 more words


Alternative Wisdom

Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20

The most common type of wisdom in society is what we call conventional wisdom. This is the mainstream, what “everybody knows.” It is society’s understanding about what is real and how people should live. 864 more words


Caxton’s First Printed Book In English

On the 18th of November 1477, William Caxton (1415/1422 – 1492) finished printing Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers, the first incunabulum (from the Latin “incunabula” which meant “swaddling clothes” or “cradle”) : the earliest printed book in English, which bore a clear publication date, but also, for the first time, a printer’s colophon/logotype which revealed his name and place of publication. 703 more words


The Unexamined Life

Socrates famously said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” That quote could be a blog post in itself, and maybe it will be eventually, but right now I want to explore the inverse of that statement, and how it is especially relevant in today’s culture, with respect to social media. 710 more words