Sanders Prize in Metaphysics

The deadline for the 2018 Sanders Prize in Metaphysics is upcoming. The prize recognizes outstanding work from younger scholars (<15 years after receiving a PhD). The winning essay earns a
The deadline for the 2018 Sanders Prize in Metaphysics is upcoming. The prize recognizes outstanding work from younger scholars (<15 years after receiving a PhD). The winning essay earns a [More]

Love Across the Possible Worlds

While true love is the subject of many tales, the metaphysical question of its foundation is rarely addressed. One interesting way to explore this question is to bring in another popular subject of
While true love is the subject of many tales, the metaphysical question of its foundation is rarely addressed. One interesting way to explore this question is to bring in another popular subject of [More]

Gunk as you never knew it

&amp;#8220;Is everything entirely made up of atoms?…Or is everything made up of atomless &amp;#8216;gunk&amp;#8217;—as Lewis (1991: 20) calls it—that divides forever into smaller and smaller parts?&amp;#8221;
“Is everything entirely made up of atoms?…Or is everything made up of atomless ‘gunk’—as Lewis (1991: 20) calls it—that divides forever into smaller and smaller parts?” [More]

Virtual Colloquium: Ricki Bliss, “Metaphysical Foundationalism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason”

Welcome to the final installment of the Prosblogion Virtual Colloquium. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed, both as presenters and commenters. Our final paper will be
Welcome to the final installment of the Prosblogion Virtual Colloquium. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed, both as presenters and commenters. Our final paper will be [More]

Airaksinen on Berkeley’s Theological Ethics

The 11th and final chapter of Idealism and Christian Theology is &amp;#8220;Idealistic Ethics and Berkeley&amp;#8217;s Good God&amp;#8221; by Timo Airaksinen. This is a rich, complex, and careful treatment of
The 11th and final chapter of Idealism and Christian Theology is “Idealistic Ethics and Berkeley’s Good God” by Timo Airaksinen. This is a rich, complex, and careful treatment of [More]

Ineffable facts, deep ignorance, and the sub-algebra hypothesis: Part 2

If there are any ineffable facts, then it is striking that they essentially are nowhere to be found. It is natural to think of ineffable facts as rare, radical exceptions, something unusual, maybe
If there are any ineffable facts, then it is striking that they essentially are nowhere to be found. It is natural to think of ineffable facts as rare, radical exceptions, something unusual, maybe [More]

Ineffable facts, deep ignorance, and the sub-algebra hypothesis: Part 1

There are many things we do not know, but sometimes our ignorance runs deeper than other times. The post Ineffable facts, deep ignorance, and the sub-algebra hypothesis: Part 1 appeared first on
There are many things we do not know, but sometimes our ignorance runs deeper than other times. The post Ineffable facts, deep ignorance, and the sub-algebra hypothesis: Part 1 appeared first on [More]

CFP: The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics

In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of support for the work of younger scholars. As
In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of support for the work of younger scholars. As [More]

Out of Body

When I was young, I had my first out of body experience (OBE for short). While I did not know about them at the time, I later learned that my experience matched the usual description: I felt as if
When I was young, I had my first out of body experience (OBE for short). While I did not know about them at the time, I later learned that my experience matched the usual description: I felt as if [More]

The Simulation I: The Problem of the External World

Embed from Getty Images Elon Musk and others have advanced the idea that we exist within a simulation. The latest twist on this is that he and others are allegedly funding efforts to escape this
Embed from Getty Images Elon Musk and others have advanced the idea that we exist within a simulation. The latest twist on this is that he and others are allegedly funding efforts to escape this [More]