Category Archives: Philosophy

Knowledge Without Belief

Since at least the time of Plato, people have generally accepted that knowledge is justified true belief.  Sure there are some who disagree by raising Gettier Problems or denying the possibility of knowledge, but for most people, most of the time, justified true belief is knowledge.  Lately, though, I’ve been questioning that definition.  It sure seems like […]

Montesquieu – The Spirit of the Laws – Part 3

[For a brief explanation of this project go here.  And for bibliographical information go here.] BOOK 1 – On laws in general.  Chapter II – On the laws of nature Chapter 2 is short, just a little over one page, but Montesquieu covers a decent amount.  He starts by saying that the laws of nature […]

Montesquieu – The Spirit of the Laws – Part 2

[For a brief explanation of this project go here.  And for bibliographical information go here.] BOOK 1 – On laws in general.  Chapter I – On laws in their relation with various beings. Here is my second entry in my public reading series.  I must apologize for the delay.  My life has been challenging lately.  […]

Montesquieu – The Spirit of the Laws – Part 1

[For a brief explanation of this project go here.] I am starting my public reading project with Montesquieu’s The Spirit of the Laws.  I had a few reasons for picking this.  First, it is an absolute classic, but I’ve never read it, not even excerpts.  Second, this is a presidential election year and I know […]