Arguments, Fallacies, and Authority

In order to understand what makes an argument fallacious, or to understand even what a fallacy is, one must first understand what an argument is.  This post serves the purpose of providing a very brief overview and is in no way a comprehensive study.   What is an argument? An argument consists of propositions, also called statements, which can be true or false. Propositions are further classified... read more

what is “logic”?

There are a great number of ways to define logic, for there are a great number of philosophers who have a great variety of theories and opinions. I won’t pretend to create an authoritative dissertation on the matter, no, instead, I’ll present what I believe to be the “minimal conception,” that is, what it must at least be. It is then, sufficient to be applied in most circumstances,... read more

about this site

What is a “philosotheist”? Well, officially…technically, nothing. I made it up. I have a passion for both philosophy (it is my minor after all) as well as theology, specifically of the Christian brand. I wanted to try to find a domain name that would adequately represent these two interests, but all the cool names were taken. So I came up with philosotheist. So, what is Philosotheist?... read more

Bruno Mars on SNL

Bruno Mars was the host and musical performer last night on SNL. I’ve never been a big fan of Mars, but that’s only because I’m not hip enough to listen to much of what’s current – I still listen to 80′s and 90′s music! I was extremely impressed, not with just his musical performance, but his comedic and improve ability. Of particular note, was the Pandora... read more

my new office

If only it was as nice as this photo! In reality, my desk space is about as crowded and messy (but in an organized, only-I-know-where-the-stuff-is kind of way). I typically get around to getting it uber-organized about once a quarter. When I can’t see over the stack of books and papers to read the monitor, that’s my queue, time to do something about it! Yes, this post is completely irrelevant... read more