Podcast: The Amateur Society – Properly Basic Beliefs – 03.04.2019

2019.03.05

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion about properly basic beliefs. How can we prove that our rational faculties are reliable? What does it even mean to prove something? There are certain aspects of our knowledge that are axiomatic. We have to start somewhere. Those beliefs, when understood correctly, can be described as properly basic beliefs. Join us as we examine some nuances in this pivotal topic in philosophy. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – How Do Worldviews Change? – 05.14.2018

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Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a conversation about how our worldviews and beliefs change! Who can say that 100% of the beliefs they have held have been accurate? Given that we have been wrong before, what are we wrong about now? Is it better for us when our worldview changes in response to internal or external motivation? What are the consequences of not actively engaging our own worldview? What are the catastrophic risks of ignoring our worldview? These questions and more highlight this insightful episode of The Amateur Society!

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Come, Let Us Reason Together

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How many times in your life have you believed something to be true only to find out that it was false?

What percentage of your current beliefs are actually false?

It’s safe to say that we all hold beliefs and that some of them are false. It’s also safe to say that if we knew that something was false we wouldn’t believe in it. After all, knowledge can be classified as a justified true belief. Given this situation, why do we passively assume that all of our beliefs are true when a two-question examination demonstrates that such an assumption is completely unreasonable?

Maybe we’re scared of change. Maybe the truth hurts. Maybe we don’t like admitting that we were wrong. Maybe we’re just lazy. Maybe it’s all of these. Maybe it’s something else completely…

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