“Understanding a Command to Believe” – Lecture at Fresno Pacific University

[Note: this lecture took place in the Fall of 2015. I attended the CVPA conference for extra credit in an Introduction to Philosophy course I was taking at the time. The following is the extra credit assignment I wrote.] The coffee was hot and the pastries a day old as the crowd gathered in B. … Continue reading “Understanding a Command to Believe” – Lecture at Fresno Pacific University

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A Book Review of “Thinks…” by David Lodge

Thinks… is a novel by David Lodge which explores the tangled lives of Ralph Messenger, professor of cognitive sciences at the fictitious University of Gloucester, and Hellen Reed, a widow from London who is teaching creative writing at the University for a semester while the usual professor is on sabbatical. Ralph is a philanderer who … Continue reading A Book Review of “Thinks…” by David Lodge