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Philosophical Morsels: Failure, Over Lunch

One: Grad School Sounds Easy This semester I served as an ambassador of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at The University of Georgia. We met with a few prospective graduate students at lunch a few weeks ago; and of course, like most graduate student ambassadors, folks always fall into this trap of saying the good stuff. Read More

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Books I Read in 2018 (and My Top 5)

[1] Kurunmi (Three Crowns) by Ola Rotimi Genre: Historical Play Kurunmi is a historical war play staged sometimes in the 19thcentury. Aare Kurunmi, the protagonist, occupies the position of war-general-cum-defense-minister of the disintegrating Oyo empire of the West Africa. The author (knowingly or unknowingly) explores the skin-in-the-game philosophy, where leaders lead with their skin in the game. Read More

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Philosophical Morsels: An Epistemic Lesson From My Grandma’s Goat.

One: The 2-ways of knowing. Friends permit me to start with Hume’s fork [1]. He pontificated that there are two ways of knowing (justified propositions), 1) ‘matters of facts’, and 2) the ‘relations of ideas’. In the latter, he means logic, mathematics, proof and everything in between – all bachelors are unmarried, that kind of Read More