This talk is based on the first half of this short paper introducing Darwin to the Royal Society
On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely From the Original Type (S43: 1858)
Lecture on descartes meditations I and II for an online course. You can read the Meditations on line here:
Second lecture, on Descartes Meditations III. If you want you can read the Meditations here:
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Now that we've reviewed the Meditations, Noel and I talk about some of the practical implications of the meditations in daily life.
Following up on Descartes is this discussion of Karl Popper and an entree into German Romanticism, which is a counterpoint to Descartes's Rationalism.
This lecture is based upon this essay:
Popper, Karl. Chapter 1 "The Logic of Scientific Discovery" The chapter is entitled "A Survey of Some Fundamental Problems."
It's not available in the public domain, but you don't have to read it to view the talk..
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