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Yes, I am finished and I do know what you mean! It sure got the point across though, it was a LONG winter. And listening to it in an area in northern Idaho with record snowfall for February was particularly nerve-wracking. I’d get caught up in the story and watching the snow just keep falling outside and forget that we weren’t having blizzards here and we had plenty to eat and stay warm. We now have had a total 61″ fall, and most of that fell in February!
I am on that one now. I’m actually listening to them on audio and my 2 yr old is (sort of) listening with me. Maybe it won’t be as mentally exhausting this way? I’m not sure, but I’ll let you know if it’s a little easier. I just started today. What makes it mentally exhausting for you? I want to think about that while I’m listening to see if it has the same effect on me.
I just wanted to follow-up and let you know that I decided to read each book prior to the corresponding episode. I’m a little ahead on the books (admittedly, I have the audio version for them as I have a toddler and a baby and very little time to read) so I have only watched the first 2 episodes. But I am looking forward to catching up as soon as I have time.
Is anyone else excited that Dr. Robert Murphy will be joining LibertyClassroom.com as a faculty member? I’ have attended four of his courses at the Mises academy, and I am looking forward to be able to interact with him here and go through more courses of his.
Has it been announced what kind of courses he will be doing? I don’t think it has, but I could be wrong.
Is it fair to say that the ends justify the means for consequentialists and utilitarians?
For consequentialism, is it the intent that matters, or the end result that matters? So if a person acts to achieve a good end and succeeds, the means would be considered moral. But if a person fails to achieve a good end, and the consequences were bad, are the means still justified, or would the actions be considered immoral because the end result was bad?
If I remember right, a deontological view would be that actions are judged in of themselves, regardless of intent or end result?
I would like to see an additional lecture in the political thought course on Russell Kirk, or some other conservative and neoconservative thinker.January 7, 2015 at 12:56 am in reply to: Elementary Lessons in Logic by William Stanley Jevons #19228
Thanks. I started to slowly go through the LC course, but I wanted to ask about this book because I don’t remember you mentioning it, and it is available to read online for free. But I will try to finish your course first.
Dr Gutzman, could you elaborate on the constitutional arguments for the invasion of the South?
My name is Andrew Esselbach. I’m an electronics assembly tech, and I currently live in eastern Washington.
I consider myself a libertarian anarchist.
I grew up in a family dominated by republicans, so I naturally assumed that I was too. In 2004, a few months before I turned 19, I enlisted in the army. I did a combat tour in Iraq from 2006-2007 conducting route clearance operations around the Anbar province, mostly in and around Ramadi. After spending a year getting shot at, blown up, and watching good friends getting hurt and killed, I came home an angry person. The financial bubble was beginning to implode, and the 2008 election campaign was starting to gear up. I remember the night I was looking at my ballot trying to figure out which clown I was supposed to vote for. I was partially drunk, and I tore up my ballot in disgust. A few months later, a good friend of mine invited me to join a reading group that was going to focus on the constitution, American founders, and the early America government. He gave me a couple books to read, but the study group fizzled out before it even started. But my friend knowing my frustration with the world, encouraged me to continue reading, and to look up some guy named Ron Paul.
I went to YouTube and starting watching videos of Ron Paul. He made sense! He was principled, and his message rang true. I heard him make references to Austrian Economics, Mises, and Hayek. About the same time, another friend of mine was reading the Road to Serfdom, and the Fatal Conceit, which I also read. Internet searches of Austrian economics lead me to FEE, and I downloaded and listened to stuff in their audio archives which introduced me to the basics of the Austrian School. I started reading books by Mises, and It wasn’t long before I stumbled on Mises.org.. As I started working my way through the website, I discovered Tom Woods. I joined Liberty Classroom within a few weeks of it being launch.
I look forward to any additional courses on economics, history, and philosophy.
Ah, ok. Now I understand. I meant a 2nd front with France and Great Britain. World War One makes much more sense now. Thanks Dr. Jewell!
osgood401, thanks for the video link. I’ll definitely check it out when I get a chance.
I understand that to an extent, but If Germany invaded France due to a fear of a two-front war, I don’t understand why Germany would want to start two fronts in order to avoid two fronts. Or did Germany believe that a two-front war with France and Great Britain was inevitable and merely chose to strike first?
-AndrewMarch 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm in reply to: Best video on YouTube that explains Austrian Economics? #18294
I’ll keep looking. Thanks Dr. Herbener.
Is there any particular reason that you didn’t include a Western Civilization history textbook in the recommended readings? (or maybe I merely missed it) I’ve been wanting to tackle some more books on history, and I’ve been looking at all of the recommended readings trying to determine which books I should prioritize, but I hadn’t considered finding a good textbook that covers it all, or at least a good overview.
Did Dr. Woods use any particular textbook for the Western Civilization course that he did for the Ron Paul home school curriculum?