“Conservatives” and Reality Contact

Life as a “conservative” is so difficult in the modern United States. The British colonies in North America adopted wholesale the ideas of English philosopher John Locke, whose political philosophy informed our revolution and whose empiricist epistemology is our primary theory of knowledge.

Empiricism is now so obvious in the United States that it hardly seems worth explaining, but it is the simple idea that the best way to gather knowledge for humans is to rely on the information we can gather using our five senses, suitably enhanced, where possible, with instruments…

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William B. Turner

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.