Dr. Dave Yount's Philosophy Home Page
Where is Dr. Y?
Building Location on MCC SD Campus [I'm in the BP 43A Building]
Dr. Y's Internet Writings:
My first book: Plotinus the Platonist: A Comparative Account of Plato and Plotinus' Metaphysics (Amazon link)
My second book: Plato and Plotinus on Mysticism, Epistemology, and Ethics (Amazon link)
A free supplement to my first two books. It contains all the material, appendices, and so on, that the publisher said I couldn't include in them, due to space restrictions; it concludes my research on Plato and Plotinus.
A chapter from Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece that is a biography of Plotinus (Amazon link)
Synopses of my completed manuscripts and what's happening with them.
My Report for International Travel to the Pacific APA, April 17-20, 2019.
My Report for International Travel to the Pacific APA, April 9-11, 2009.
The Importance of Philosophy, or "Why Should I Take Philosophy?"
Nine Objections against Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow's claim in The Grand Design that philosophy is dead
My essay on Harry Potter and Plato: "Boggarts, Dementors, and Plato, Oh My!"
Zombies!? My MCC Zombie Symposium talk for Halloween 2018: "The Logical Impossibility of Zombies (and Other Philosophical Issues Involved with Them)"
Wal-Mart Debate: My brief summary that Wal-Mart is unethical
Wal-Mart Debate: My fuller argument that Wal-Mart is unethical
Wal-Mart Debate: Preston Cameron's (my debate opponent's) Powerpoint (used with permission)
The Truth and Uselessness of the phrase, "Everything Happens for a Reason"
Arguments Against Reproductive Cloning and Therapeutic Cloning (originally delivered 2/25/04 for a debate with the VP of Clonaid; please note that this writing does not necessarily represent my position on cloning - this piece was written for the sake of argument)
The Ethics of Terrorism: One Philosopher's Perspective (a talk originally delivered on 12/4/02)
Eight Arguments in Favor of Eating Meat and Objections Thereto
Three Arguments Against Eating Meat (compiled by Dr. Y from Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals and the movie, "Cowspiracy")
Philosopher Mylan Engel Jr.'s Argument in Favor of Vegetarianism (Dr. Y's notes on his article, with quotations)
Philosophical (and not-so-philosophical) Resources:
Why Philosophy is Valuable, Getting a Career in Philosophy, Philosophy Major Salaries, and Otherwise Intelligent People Who have Unfairly Bashed Philosophy/Philosophers
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (excellent source)
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (excellent source)
Philosophy: An Online Resource (excellent source for beginners, including a Western Philosophy timeline, glossary of terms, etc.)
Dr. Y's List of Book Recommendations for his Students (and other interested persons)
The American Philosophical Association's Brief Guide for Philosophy Undergraduates - Enjoy!
Raphael's famous portrait of Plato, Aristotle, and other ancient philosophers (called "The School of Athens")
A picture of the scene at Socrates' Death, as imagined by Jacques-Louis David in 1787
Philosophy Games! They're ever so fun - really!
Philosophical Humor ... and you didn't think it was possible?
Dr. Y's rendition of Monty Python's Witch Argument from Monty Python & The Holy Grail, and Why it's Fallacious
A comic book series/graphic novels called Action Philosophers? You don't say!
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"I realized that I was a geek when it dawned on me that I had closed more libraries than I had bars."
-- Dr. Dave Yount
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by Dr. David J. Yount, All Rights Reserved.