Introduction to the Teaching of Ethics (11/8/98 11/9/98 11/9/98) An attempt to provide a rationale and framework for the teaching of ethics in the technical school.
Two Necessary Inventions (10/12/98 10/12/98 10/12/98) The origin of 1. objects of experience and 2. the notion of freedom of will.
Freedom (9/27/98, 7/20/99, 7/20/99) This is a sketch of the introduction to an examination of freedom and the moral law as presented in Kant's Foundational Principle (orGroundwork) to the Metaphysic of Morals and the Critique of Practical Reason.
Natural Necessitation versus the Possibility of Freedom. (5/15/97 5/17/97 5/17/97) This is a project of cntinuing interest. It deals with the Third Antinomy of Kant's Pure Reason. and while it is an independnet essay, it follows logically from the Circles in the Air and Hume's Two Errors essays above in the finished essays on Kantian matters. It is as yet very "drafty" and very much in development.
On Other Matters
Newton, Leibniz and Kant on Space (and time). (5/23/97 5/23/97 5/23/97) A current project (as of 5/23/97) in search of an understanding of the development of the concept of space and time in the mind of Kant.
Wesley at Aldersgate (6/3/97 6/3/97 6/3/97)
The Middle Way of Jesus (6/20/97 6/20/97 6/20/97) This is my best yet grasp of the essential revelution in moral thinking which is introduced by Jesus (and his major co-contributor, Paul). Here I am seeking an over all, conceptual view of Christ in the world and find it in the gospels, and in Paul's letter to the Romans and his letter to the Galatians. [In the notes to this essay is a fairly clear description of Kant's conception of the sin of Adam. I may try to add later an appendix on this and also of Kant's very ingenious conception of the reconciliation of the good of man (on his own) and the evil of man (in interaction with others of his own kind).]
A Wesleyan Fantasy. I am beginning to catch on to the non-exclusion teaching of Jesus and how it has affected the thinking of the Wesleyan (albeit in a context of confusion due to the utilization of similar terms for dissimilar ideas on the part of Calvinists, Baptists and others). The Wesleyan works from the central premise of the love of God. His (God's) holiness is important in that the transformation of the heart necessary to see God cannot be feigned or considered merely as legal and formal. It must be real (pretty much as noted by Luther in his Preface to Romans, which so stired Wesley at Aldersgate), and thus, given the fallen, selfish state of man, must be supplied by God, i.e., will be at ease in the presence of God; and this gift is the great purpose and work of faith. Thus since God is love and since only the truly loving heart is acceptable to God, this heart will be supplied to all who can grasp its meaning and then also want it bad enough to ask for it sincerely and humbly.
Sightings in Space This is a rather important inquiry (taken from my journal of 1/4/97 and thus rambling though it be) into the meaning that Kant attaches to space and especially to the meaning that the visuals add (over and above what the born blind might be able to imagine) for the understanding of mathematics. Essentially we find (in this entry) that the blind cannot grasp the notion of a given multiplicity as opposed to a merely perceptual multiplicity, i.e., they cannot distinguish between touching two objects once in succession as opposed to touching one object twice in succession. As such mathematics is essentially empirical for them and has simply not yet been discovered to have any contradictions.
Three Legged Bears. This journal entry (1/31/97) reflects my reading of Colin Koopman's essay: Tractarian Objects and Kantian Objects, which I obtained via e-mail. It deals with a comparison of the three schools of thought on epistemology: empiricist, rationalist and Kantian.
The Church of Sodom and Gomorrah. [1/29/97 10/26/97 10/26/97] This entry from my journal of 1/29/97 is actually in the context of an apology to a fellow Christian for some hasty and ill chosen words on my part in response to an honest inquiry regarding my assertions and thinking. The subject matter for most of the writing has to do with the subject of the homosexual Christian and how the scriptures are to be "rightly" (spiritually) interpreted.
Evangelising Muslims and Mormons.(3/2/2003,3/2/2003, 3/2/2003).
Santa and Peter Pan. Here I intend to explore how it is that we are able to believe in these fantastic characters for a while, and then discard them as childish. It will have to do with the difference in putting together the sightig of a particular character and the actions of this character, and then trying to insert this sighting into the general sighting called experience in sapce and time.
Friends of God. In this essay the author seeks a new view of the Fall story of Genesis such that within it is contained also the salvation which is pictured in the Holy City. It draws heavily on a "seed" analogy whereby an tree, for example, is actually contained in the acorn, albeit it requiring nutrients and also time in order to be fully manifested. This is yet another attempt to find a reconciliation between the God of love and the suffering in the world. It's most creative note, I suppose, is it reliance on the interaction theory of Kant to distinguish and mitigate between a good creation and an evil creature.
Kant's Theory of Atonement
Rudisill's Theory of Atonement
On the Education of Gods
Recognizing Shadows (or Peter Pan's Predicament)
The Recognition of One's Own Hands (or Reconciling/Unifying the Visual and the Tactile Impressions)
Autobiographical Data and Musings (or the Recognition of Self)
Contra the Calvinists
Six Questions to Fundamentalists
My appreciation of the genius of Kant
Essential Aspect of Wesley's Awakening
Predestination Briefly Considered This is an early draft of this subject which I plan to polish and develop later more thoroughly. It is here that comments from pros and cons could be especially helpful and appreciated.
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