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Voluble Minds 7.2 (ep. 13) Berkeley's "Alciphron"

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Famous Philosophical

Famous Philosophical Dialogues

Adapted, Analyzed, and Read Anew

From the Fourth Universalist Society's Assistant Director of Religious Education, Colin Wulff

This episode explores George Berkeley's "Alciphron"

Guest Reader: Anthony Leung as Alciphron

Skip introductory analysis, go straight to the dialogue: 9:40

Skip to post-dialogue reflection: 24:42

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What is HANLON'S RAZOR? What does HANLON'S RAZOR mean? HANLON'S RAZOR meaning & explanation

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What is HANLON'S RAZOR? What does HANLON'S RAZOR mean? HANLON'S RAZOR meaning - HANLON'S RAZOR definition - HANLON'S RAZOR explanation.

Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license.

Hanlon's razor is an aphorism expressed in various ways including "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity," or "Don't assume bad intentions over neglect and misunderstanding." It recommends a way of eliminating unlikely explanations for a phenomenon (a philosophical razor).

As an eponymous law, it may have been named after a Robert J. Hanlon. There are also earlier sayings that convey the same idea dating back at least as far as Goethe in 1774.

Inspired by Occam's razor, the aphorism was popularized in this form and under this name by the Jargon File, a glossary of computer programmer slang. In 1990, it appeared in the Jargon File described as a "'murphyism' parallel to Occam's Razor." Later that same year, the Jargon File editors noted lack of knowledge about the term's derivation and the existence of a similar epigram by William James. In 1996, the Jargon File entry on Hanlon's Razor noted the existence of a similar quotation in Robert A. Heinlein's short story "Logic of Empire" (1941), with speculation that Hanlon's Razor might be a corruption of "Heinlein's Razor." (A character in Heinlein's story described the "devil theory" fallacy, explaining, "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.")

In 2001, Quentin Stafford-Fraser published two blog entries citing e-mails from one Joseph E. Bigler about how the quotation originally came from Robert J. Hanlon of Scranton, Pennsylvania, as a submission for a book compilation of various jokes related to Murphy's law published in Arthur Bloch's Murphy's Law Book Two: More Reasons Why Things Go Wrong! (1980). Subsequently, in 2002, the Jargon File entry noted the same, though not definitively.


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And why the fuck would you put a whistle at the end and blow out my fucking ears??! TERRIBLE

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Terrible computer generated video, put some more effort into your content!

Gregory Luckie

The digitize voice-over can be completely attributed to laziness and stupidity!!


wow this is so lazy, i went here because wikipedia's explanation was too complicated but this is terrible

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You make the most obnoxious fucking videos. Never again. Bye.

Hanlon Caldwell

No it's what I shave with smh ?‍♂️

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Understanding Razor Coding in ASP NET MVC

7 403 views | 22 Jul. 2016

This video is a part of my

This video is a part of my ASP.NET MVC Complete Reference course which will release in the month of August 2016. In this video i have provided an introduction about ASP.NET MVC Razor Coding where i have discussed about what is Razor Coding, Uses of a Razor Coding. Hope you will enjoy this video and give it a share or comment or like.

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Thank you at the end of 2020!

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Where Can I find complete Course link

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