The lockean thesis and the logic of belief

When Andy highlights Craig ‘s accusation about Whitney ‘s extreme hatred for Kathryn , Andy calls out Whitney for being so defensive. Whitney blames Shep for getting him wasted on moonshine earlier in the evening. Cameran argues that Craig should have approached Whitney in private, and she doesn’t believe Whitney was ever in love with Kathryn. No one disagrees. Shep interrupts to say that he’s not siding with Whitney and Pat in regard to hating on Kathryn, but he feels Whitney’s disdain for Kathryn stems from her beat down of him on last season’s Jekyll Island vacation. Andy hints that Kathryn and T-Rav conceived Julien after the season two reunion and jokes that baby number three could happen this time. Kathryn side-eyes Landon and states that she won’t be with Thomas, but she’s sure someone on the couch wouldn’t mind. Always the comedian, Shep barks that he has no plans to bed T-Rav post-reunion. How can you not love this guy? 

Abstract : Thomas C. Leonard presents an intellectual history of the Progressive Era from the perspective of economists. It is hard to understate the influence this group had in developing Progressive ideas. Leonard brilliantly details how Progressive economists wielded enormous influence not only in spreading ideas about traditional economic concepts, but also ideas and theories that influenced political and civil liberties. For example, the Progressives gave us the social science professor, the scholar-activist, social worker, muckraking journalist, and expert government advisor. All of these reform-vocations, according to Leonard, sought to replace the invisible hand of the market with the visible hand of the administrative state. In short, Leonard’s book is a must-read for everyone remotely interested in political economy.

If the use of material resources generates welfare, then equalizing welfare will attain substantive outcome equality even among people who exhibit different levels of efficiency in welfare generation. An able-bodied person may require fewer resources than a disabled person to achieve a given level of well-being. Suppose a disabled person needs a wheelchair. If she holds an equal amount of resources as a non-disabled person, then the able bodied person is better off than the disabled person. The disabled person must exchange resources for a wheelchair. So either she is not mobile or she is mobile but has fewer remaining resources than the able-bodied, and in either case she is worse off. Welfare equality accounts for variation in talents and abilities and opportunities. Equality of welfare attempts to neutralize the impact of these variations on the distribution of welfare.

Thank you for sharing the story of at least aspects of your intellectual and spiritual development. My reason for posting a comment has less to do with the substantive content of your arguments (around the nature of of the conservative stance, etc…) than just to register the affinity between your experience and my own (and I suspect others’ experience as well). About mid-way through my dissertation in political theory I realized that the cultural/moral/spiritual resources for grappling with the problems of modernity I hoped to excavate from various strands of American transcendental and pragmatist thought were more accessible in the thought of those who were critical of the figures i was studying. To realize that the critics of the position you are writing your dissertation on hold the stronger position is not an enviable position to be in! For me, the path you largely describe yourself as taking had the following major markers: the rediscovery of Plato the year after I finished my dissertation, encounters with Kirkian conservatism, various strands of anti-modernist thought (probably starting with Alasdair MacIntyre) and the long movement towards Rome.

The lockean thesis and the logic of belief

the lockean thesis and the logic of belief

Thank you for sharing the story of at least aspects of your intellectual and spiritual development. My reason for posting a comment has less to do with the substantive content of your arguments (around the nature of of the conservative stance, etc…) than just to register the affinity between your experience and my own (and I suspect others’ experience as well). About mid-way through my dissertation in political theory I realized that the cultural/moral/spiritual resources for grappling with the problems of modernity I hoped to excavate from various strands of American transcendental and pragmatist thought were more accessible in the thought of those who were critical of the figures i was studying. To realize that the critics of the position you are writing your dissertation on hold the stronger position is not an enviable position to be in! For me, the path you largely describe yourself as taking had the following major markers: the rediscovery of Plato the year after I finished my dissertation, encounters with Kirkian conservatism, various strands of anti-modernist thought (probably starting with Alasdair MacIntyre) and the long movement towards Rome.

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