The JTB Account and The Gettier Problem

Knowledge is traditionally defined in philosophy as Justified True Belief. The truth condition is necessary because it seems impossible to know something false; for instance, I may believe that I am an extraterrestrial, but philosophers don’t want to say that I know it. The belief condition is, of course, necessary because philosophers want to avoid […]

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CCCC10 Wrap-up

So I went to my first CCCC and for the most part loved it. I definitely want to go and present again, and I feel I learned a lot through this experience. However, there were some meh moments, but I’ll try to really get to both sides of the spectrum. Most of the sessions I […]

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Assume vs Presume

I tend to like using the term “presume” because I think it makes me sound smart or something silly like that. However, I couldn’t help but wonder if what I was doing was actually correct, so I decided to make a post on assume and presume. These words are used almost interchangeably now, but there […]

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News

UPDATE: We’ve officially moved over, so everything should be up and running. However, if you do notice any issues, do not hesitate to contact me. (un)Enlightened English is moving to a new hosting provider, so please be aware that if you comment on the blog over the next couple of days, it’s very possible your […]

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Who vs. That

I don’t know how I never thought of this topic, but luckily a friend thought of it for me, so it’s being made. 😀 This is going to be a pretty short and sweet post. These words aren’t too difficult, it’s just that many people don’t know you’re not always supposed to use “that.” So […]

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So What’s Geekoric up to?

So grad school started back up, and I’m taking three classes: Composition Theory, Writing Methodology, and Kafka. I had to keep some literature in there! I think this is going to be a weird semester. I’m presenting at CCCC next month (panic attack much? I think so), I’m focusing much more on writing classes than […]

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Duty to Survive

I’ve often noticed the contempt people express for those who kill themselves, but have been struck by its restriction to the abstract. In other words, you hear people condemning “people who commit suicide”, but rarely do you hear them condemn a particular person for the act.  Perhaps this is merely a reflection of social tact, […]

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Sit vs. Set

I had a request for “sit vs. set,” and to be honest, I’ve never thought about the two words before. I thought everyone knew the difference but apparently not, so here I am, helping you out. 😀 I can’t think of anything fun for an introduction, so let’s get right to the material. Sit Sit […]

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iPad=iSad

Well, the day has come and gone. Apple showed us the new and miraculous thing that BGR claimed “changes the course of history.” Bull, I say. Now I know I’m probably going to get ripped to shreds by the iFans, but stick with me here. I have some honest concerns about the iPad, and if […]

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Book Talk: “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Thank God for this blog. Seriously, I couldn’t just rant about a book on unE, because that’s not what unE is for (although I tried a little bit, with my Master’s Musings column, but I couldn’t bring myself to adding my personal emotions and ideas to my professional “work” site). This post is going to […]

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