This is Alexander Bain, who not only has all the sideburns, but was credited by Peirce with one of the core ideas of Pragmatism: A belief is something on which one acts. This is also similar to the Neo-Confucian philosopher Wang Yangming, who argued that reading and memorizing Confucius’ Analects was not enough to know the text if one did not act in accord with Confucius’ ideas.
Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, with an MA in History of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past several years, and it has been a joy.
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