Its been a long break and I have been quite busy and am sure so were you all. But now its time to brush up our skills of reading-for-understanding, chunking & analysing, brainstorming & finally writing with coherenece and clarity for proving a point. So much to do and so little time ...
So here's the assignment. Read lectures 6 & 7 from the MIT open courseware course on Problems in Philosophy at http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Linguistics-and-Philosophy/24-00Fall-2005/LectureNotes/index.htm. You may read the previous stuff as well if you like. Hence answer the following by about 3rd of April. Please answer precisely to the question and dont give a lump-sum answer.
- How is pragmatism different from evidentialism in the context of beliefs? Which side are you on?
- Is explicit ideology inevitably "distorted"? Is there always an "imposed" ideology? Is such imposition "intentional"? Is it possible for individuals to "see through" the distortions of their group's ideology?
- What determines the shape and content of a group's ideology? How do we change existing ideologies?
- Is science ideological, or is it a route to undistorted understanding?
With this I wish you a very HAPPY BRAIN-BASHING VACATION...
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