Jonathan Matheson

Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of North Florida

Website:
https://jonathandmatheson.wordpress.com/

Latest posts


The Value of Thinking for Yourself

Posted on 10 January 2022 by Jonathan Matheson

Why think for yourself? Sometimes thinking for yourself is necessary. Sometimes you are the expert, sometimes the experts (or their beliefs) are too hard to identify, and sometimes there’s not enough time to consult the relevant experts. However, at other times you can identify the experts as well as what they believe. In situations like
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The Myth of Intellectual Individualism

Posted on 27 December 2021 by Jonathan Matheson

Have courage to use your own understanding. This, Kant declared, as the motto of the Enlightenment. This same sentiment is echoed in the more contemporary call to think for yourself. Thinking for yourself is incredibly important. A central goal of educators is to equip their students to think for themselves – to prepare them to
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