The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.5–Analytic Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, and Rational Anthropology.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 1—Frontmatter and Editor’s Introduction. With a Prefatory Note by Z

Prefatory Note by Z: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.4 –Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational Hylomorphism and Polymorphism.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.3–Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.2–Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.1–Bounded in a Nutshell.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.0–What It Is.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]

Philosophy Unbound.

The painted veil, by those who were, called life, Which mimicked, as with colours idly spread, All men believed or hoped, is torn aside; The loathsome mask has fallen, the man remains Sceptreless, free, uncircumscribed, but man Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless, Exempt from awe, worship, degree, the king Over himself; just, gentle, wise: but … [continue reading]