Category Archives: Philosophy

Human Knowing

A presentation by Chauncey C. Riddle, 7 April 2017, Firm Foundation Expo held at Utah Valley University. (Originally a Powerpoint presentation.) Human Knowing Thesis: We know little but believe much Note: I suggest you not take notes but just concentrate … Continue reading

Posted in Evil, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Definitions of Philosophy, Science, Technology, Scholarship, History, and Religion

NOTE: I asked Dr. Riddle to define Philosophy, Science, Technology, Scholarship, History, and Religion. This is what he gave me back the next day. – Ken Krogue Philosophy: The love of wisdom. Asking the right questions. Epistemology: How can we … Continue reading

Posted in Definitions, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why is There Evil?

Chauncey C. Riddle Can you tell what the problem of evil is? Why it is a problem? If it is true that God is all good and omnipotent how come the world is so evil? It’s important to understand this … Continue reading

Posted in Evil, Metaphysics, Philosophy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment


Chauncey C. Riddle There is a rational back bone, that is to say there is a rule. The weakness of the moral sense philosophy is that just about anything can come out of it. Historically speaking much good came out … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Philosophy | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Point is to Know what you Know

By Chauncey C. Riddle This People – Summer 1998, p 11-24 It is good to know. But it is better to know that you know. WE HUMANS DELIGHT IN KNOWING. We love to look, see, hear, understand and imagine. But … Continue reading

Posted in Epistemology, Philosophy, This People Magazine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments


Encyclopedia of Mormonism See this page in the original 1992 publication. Author: Riddle, Chauncey C. Philosophy (the “love of wisdom”) originated in the Western world in ancient Greece. The attempt to find wisdom by ancient thinkers such as Socrates, … Continue reading

Posted in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Philosophy | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Language of Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength

Chauncey C. Riddle Education Week, 1991 The title of these series of discussions is Language and Philosophy of Language, and their connection with religion. Yesterday we talked about communication, pointing out that everything we do is a communication. And our … Continue reading

Posted in Education Week, Philosophy, Philosophy of Language | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Philosophy 110 – Class Notes

Chauncey C. Riddle March 15, 1990 8:35 am Today’s question, what is the metaphysical point of this story? There was a maiden in Judea who was married to Heavenly Father and had a son. He was born Joshua, the name … Continue reading

Posted in Metaphysics, Philosophy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Having A Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ

Principles of the Gospel in Practice – Sperry Symposium – 1985 CHAPTER SEVEN Chauncey C. Riddle The purpose of this paper is to describe the nature of a testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. To have a testimony is … Continue reading

Posted in Essay, Faith, Philosophy, Restored Gospel, Sperry Symposium | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Last Lecture

July 15, 1970 Dr. Chauncey C. Riddle Chauncey C. Riddle, professor of philosophy at BYU, currently serves as dean of the Brigham Young University Graduate School. Dr. Riddle joined the BYU faculty in 1953. previous to his appointment as dean, … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy | Leave a comment