Howard Fisher’s “Alternating Current”

 Although the topic of my talk is alternating current, I’d like us to begin with a few experiments using direct current. Direct current is what batteries produce, but we shall obtain it from one of our venerable “EFB” power supplies.  Download...

Philip LeCuyer’s “Reading the Book of Esther”

This essay presents two concepts, ‘angular unconformity’ from geology, and ‘assymetrical repetition’ from astronomy, to use in approaching the Book of Esther. Esther, the final book added to the Hebrew Bible, is the only biblical book written...

Philip LeCuyer’s “Intellectual Sin”

This lecture is an examination of key passages in core texts by Descartes (TheMeditations), Kant (The Critique of Pure Reason), and Heidegger (Basic Concepts).Three intellectual sins are defined: desire for certitude (Descartes), enthusiasm (Kant), and authenticity...