Jay Robert Halcomb (Requires password)

Françoise Jeanne Emilie Fleuriau-Halcomb (Requires password)

"I do feel that I am right about what I say, and that people who disagree with me are wrong."
According to Plato, knowledge is true, justified belief.

"What is truth?" asked jesting Pilate.

Knowledge of falsity is often more significant than knowledge of truth. Compare poetry, fiction (which often consists of literal falsehoods, but which is meaningful and which can be false in the right sort of way), history, politics, religion, logic programming, proof theory, philosophy, etc.

Much that you say may be true and important, but you have not yet given me sufficient reason to believe either. "In order to make music, you must know how to play; in order to make your facts speak truth, you must know what the truth is which *ought* to be proved." -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"[Knowing] the difference between falsehood and truth...is the height of wisdom." -Jose Saramago

Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? (Gettier)

Dead Greeks Talking -- Plato: "Shall we just carelessly allow children to hear any casual tales which may be devised by casual persons, and to receive into their minds ideas for the most part the very opposite of those which we should wish them to have when they are grown up? We cannot... Anything received into the mind at that age is likely to become indelible and unalterable; and therefore it is most important that the tales which the young first hear should be models of virtuous thought."

Some conversations -

Philosophy Links

Archaeology of Criticism
Philosophy References
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The
American Philosophical Association
Peter Suber's On Becoming Free
Bertrand Russell on Pragmatism, Power, and related issues
Russell on Politics and Desire (Audio)
Bertrand Russell, Reith Lecture
Authority And The Individual: Social cohesion and human nature
(RealPlayer, 1 hour)

The Imp of the Perverse
Concealment and Exposure (Thomas Nagel)
Philosophy (Wikipedia)
Ontology: A Resource Guide for Philosophers
Ask Philosophers

Logic, Mathematics, and Computer Links

Association for Symbolic Logic
Logic at Stanford
American Mathematical Society
Foundations of Mathematics (FOM)
Association for Computing Machinery
North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
John Baez' Stuff
Logic for Computer Science: The Engineering Challenge
Philosophical Reasoning - The Allocation of Categories (Passmore)
Logic (Wikipedia)
Common Logic Standard
TPTP Library

John McCarthy's home page

Environmental Links

Koyaanisqatsi - Life out of Balance
Powaqqatsi - Life in Transformation
Naqoyqatsi - Life as War
Manufactured Landscapes
RRRAUL Webpage
Sonoma County Conservation Action
Russian River Watershed Protection Committee
Sierra Club (Sonoma Group)
Environmental Center of Sonoma County
Environmental Ethics
More Environmental Ethics
Professor Stephen H. Schneider, Climatologist, Stanford University
Professor Terry L. Root, Ecologist, Stanford University
Professor Shripad Tuljapurkar, Population Studies, Stanford University
Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies

Other Links

H&S Information Systems

French Postcards

Daniel Boone

Leavening: Culture, Literature, Amusements and Antidotes to Pretension

To a cheese-maker, the world smells like cheese... "There is something in what you say, it must be admitted. But still... pursuing a single idea to its logical conclusion, to the exclusion of all others, can lead to insanity."

Early Music FAQ
Redwood Arts Council
Ecoutez Chanteurs.org
Canteloube - Bailero - Sung by Netania Davrath
Antonio Iturrioz, Classical Pianist - El Cocoye (Gottschalk)
Philippe Jaroussky with LArpeggiata and Christina Pluhar
Stephen Beus - Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue
Radio Swiss Classic
Handprint (color vision, etc.)
About art (cognitive science and art)
Selected Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) and others
The Spoken Word - Poetry, Fiction, etc.
Poetry Archive (audio online): historic recordings
Classical Sheet Music Online (free)
James R. Elkins, LL.M. (Lawyers and Poetry, etc.)
Dover Beach
James Thurber: The Owl who was God
Political Writings of George Orwell

Of that which is signified by the colours white and blue
The Curmudgeon Online
The Wind in the Willows
Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
James Thurber and E.B. White: How to Tell Love from Passion from Is Sex Necessary? Or, Why You Feel the Way You Do
Optimizing Your Wife
Bartleby, the Scrivener
Through the Looking Glass
The Bactra Review
The Open Window by Saki (H.H. Munro)
Real Programmers Don't Use ...
Revenge of the Nerds

Some useful software

OpenOffice - office suite
FTP Commander - FTP program
TeraTerm - Telnet program
Mozilla - browser
ZoneAlarm - firewall
WinZip - compression tool
WinEdT - LaTeX editor
MikTeX - TeX program
Ghostview - PS and PDF reader/writer
IrfanView - image utility
Gimp - image editor
Adobe Reader - PDF reader
LaTeX Beamer - PDF presentations
LaTeX for Logicians - useful LaTeX information
The R Project - statistical software
MediaWiki - wiki software
Easy Thumbnails
WordPress - blog software