K D Kragen philosophy page

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." --- G.K. Chesterton


academic papers

Informal Logic - Informal Logic - Fallacies, False Arguments, Tricky Politics [google pdf document]


Formal Logic - Inductive (Inferential) Logic and Deductive (Sylogistic) Logic [google pdf document]


On Metaphor - On Metaphor: A Semantic Theory of Figurative Discourse [google pdf document]


On Referring - Referring to God and Other Dummy Referents [google pdf document]


homosapients of special interest

Sören Kierkegaard - Introduction & The Epistemology of the Absurd [google pdf document]
Resource: D. Anthony Storm's Kierkegaard Site

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime And Punishment [google pdf docs]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Xocentricity [google pdf docs]

Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur - Xocentricity in the everyday [google pdf docs]
 
philosophy of art

Trumeau College Of The Arts presentations

2005: Re-thinking Aesthetic Reality & Creativity In A Postmodern Culture  [google pdf document]
2006: Why Art Matters - Caring For The Artists In Our Midst  [google pdf document]

Outline for an objective theory of art -
Why Philosophy of Art Matters [google pdf document]

Outline for a general introduction to philosophy -
Why Philosophy Matters [google pdf document]


case study - Marukis' "Hiroshima Murals"

To my knowledge, in the visual arts, Iri and Toshi Maruki are one of the few husband & wife artist-teams: maruki gallery website

case study - Picasso's "Guernica"

"Basically a picture doesn't change...the first 'vision' remains almost intact." -Picasso, 1935.
"I paint this way because it's a result of my thought. I have worked for years to obtain this result." -Picasso to an American serviceman in 1944.
(Quotations from: Picasso's Guernica, Ellen C. Oppler, ed., New York, 1988 p. 76.)
Websites focusing on Picasso's "Guernica":
item on hyperhistory website
feature on pbs website

report - Claudia McKinstry - Egg Tempera Demonstration

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