Category Archives: History

Jews in the American Historical Profession (8-4-21)

Peter Novick writes in his 1988 book: * Selig Perlman, a professor of economics at Wisconsin, is said to have regularly summoned Jewish graduate students in history to his office and warned them, in a deep Yiddish accent, that “History … Continue reading

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HBO’s Small Town News & That Noble Dream: The ‘Objectivity Question’ (8-3-21

If you are watching a TV show and it makes you uncomfortable because it reminds you of yourself, I assume that indicates that there’s something there you haven’t worked through yet. For example, I’m watching the Small Town News doco, … Continue reading

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Is Ad Hominen A Logical Fallacy When Applied To Internet Debates? (8-2-21)

08:00 That Noble Dream: The ‘Objectivity Question’ and the American Historical Profession, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=138784 10:00 Ad hominem, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem 15:00 John Locke, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke 32:00 Argument from authority, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_from_authority 48:00 Bernadotte Everly Schmitt, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernadotte_Everly_Schmitt

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Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religions

Bruce Lincoln writes in this 2012 book: * This is not a religious book. Rather, it is a book about religion. Insofar as it aspires to truth, said truth is strictly provisional and mundane. * Like all proponents of the … Continue reading

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Subtleties Of Thought

Stephen Turner wrote in 2001: * ‘Presentism’ is a term that covers a multitude of not very well defined sins, but its main meaning is this: texts may be read in a variety of ways, and a text that is … Continue reading

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