David Kolb

David Kolb

Learning to Read, Again

About a week from now the state of Oregon will lift mask mandates. I have been leading a series of zoom discussions about the nature of art for the Osher lifelong learning Institute at the University of Oregon. I’m very curious to see whether or not the Institute fitting out their classrooms for hybrid meetings, …

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New Features for this blog

Comments and Subscriptions As I mentioned in the previous post, we have added spaces for comments on posts, as well as a form on the bottom of blog pages where you can sign up to receive notifications of future postings. Comments will be moderated so may not appear immediately. There is a lot of debate …

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Comments and Email Notices

We’ve added space for Comments on the blog posts, plus a form so you can Subscribe to receive notices when new posts are added. And I’ve added new posts, including an update on my Parkinson’s disease, some references related to David Chalmers’ book, me and my double on a list, and the first of a …

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Projecting Motion

This is the first post of three where I reflect on the history of science. I’m starting with projectile motion, a phenomenon that nagged at Aristotle’s Physics. It was not long after Aristotle’s death that members of his school began to comment on the weakness of his explanation for projectile motion. Projectile motion occurs when …

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Sisyphus at the footnote list

I have an account with academia.edu, an aggregation site for scientists and humanists. I don’t post essays there; I favor ResearchGate and PhilPapers. But academia.edu sends me weekly requests: they have found a list of references to my name and would I please indicate whether these references really are to me. I had been ignoring …

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