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Knowing and the Known 2020

March 20th, 2020 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ - (0 Comments)

I was privileged to give a morning lecture course on the philosophy of science at the 2020 European Consortium on Political Research’s Winter School in Methods and Techniques. (I was also pleased to win the Cora Maas Teaching Award this year!) The lectures were delivered between 17 and 21 February 2020. I’m putting audio recordings of the individual daily lectures and PDFs of the lecture slides up as individual posts, but this post will be a central location for links to all of them.

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6: conclusion

Since I didn’t have time to deliver the punchline live in the lecture hall, I recorded this supplemental lecture in my hotel room that afternoon to wrap up the series. No additional slides for this one; I’m speaking to the last several slides of lecture 5 in this conclusion.

Audio and slides from the fifth lecture in the series, delivered 21 February 2020 in Bamberg, Germany. Note that I don’t make it quite all the way through the slides today…I conclude the series with a bonus sixth episode.

Slides: here.

Audio and slides from the fourth lecture in the series, delivered 20 February 2020 in Bamberg, Germany. Note that I start by finishing up the slides from yesterday, and then don’t make it quite all the way through the slides today…I finish this batch up tomorrow.

Slides: here.

Audio and slides from the third lecture in the series, delivered 19 February 2020 in Bamberg, Germany. Note that I start off finishing up the slides from yesterday, and then don’t quite make it all the way through these, so I have to finish them tomorrow…

Slides: here.

Audio and slides from the second lecture in the series, delivered 18 February 2020 in Bamberg, Germany. Note that I don’t make it quite all the way through the slides today…I finish this batch up tomorrow.

Slides: here.

Audio and slides from the first lecture in the series, delivered 17 February 2020 in Bamberg, Germany.

Slides: here.

Wisdom cries out in the street

March 30th, 2018 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ - (0 Comments)

This is a sermon I delivered at the United Church of Christ of Seneca Valley, 4 February 2018.

Proverbs 1: 20-23

Wisdom cries out in the street;
in the squares she raises her voice.
At the busiest corner she cries out;
at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?
Give heed to my reproof;
I will pour out my thoughts to you;
I will make my words known to you.

If wisdom is crying out in the street, why can’t we hear her? (more…)

Some ruminations about “science” in a world in which facts and factuality per se seem under siege. Lecture at the University of Oslo, 4 May 2017. Slides here.

Finland MA presentation

October 15th, 2015 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ - (0 Comments)

Audio (and slides, here) from a talk delivered at the University of Tampere, Finland, 8 October 2015. An audience of graduate students working on their MA degrees, for the most part.