Philosophers and their religious practices, Part 1: Homilies for a hoping agnostic

[cross-posted at The Philosophers’ Cocoon] This is the first installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. Curiously,
[cross-posted at The Philosophers’ Cocoon] This is the first installment of a series of interviews I am conducting with academic philosophers about their religious practices. Curiously, [More]

Spinoza, Self Help and Agency

View image | gettyimages.com The bookshelves of the world abound with tomes on self-help. Many of these profess to help people with various emotional woes, such as sadness, and make vague
View image | gettyimages.com The bookshelves of the world abound with tomes on self-help. Many of these profess to help people with various emotional woes, such as sadness, and make vague [More]

For Better or Worse Reasoning Free on Amazon 2/23/2015-2/27/2015

The Kindle version of my book about the arguments against same sex-marriage will be free on Amazon (all countries) from February 23, 2015 to February 27, 2015. Here is the link to the Amazon.com
The Kindle version of my book about the arguments against same sex-marriage will be free on Amazon (all countries) from February 23, 2015 to February 27, 2015. Here is the link to the Amazon.com [More]

The Question of God’s Perfection

The Herzl Institute, Jerusalem December 20-23, 2015 Philosophers often describe theism as the belief in the existence of a “perfect being” — a being that is said to possess all possible perfections,
The Herzl Institute, Jerusalem December 20-23, 2015 Philosophers often describe theism as the belief in the existence of a “perfect being” — a being that is said to possess all possible perfections, [More]

Ladies & Swearing

Once and future presidential candidate Mike Huckabee recently expressed his concern about the profanity flowing from the mouths of New York Fox News ladies: “In Iowa, you would not have people who
Once and future presidential candidate Mike Huckabee recently expressed his concern about the profanity flowing from the mouths of New York Fox News ladies: “In Iowa, you would not have people who [More]

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?

It has been argued that everyone is a little bit racist. Various studies have shown that black America are treated rather differently than white Americans. Examples of this include black students
It has been argued that everyone is a little bit racist. Various studies have shown that black America are treated rather differently than white Americans. Examples of this include black students [More]

Toronto Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group

For the past couple of years, I have organized a lively philosophy of religion work-in-progress group at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. – If you would like to be added to the mailing
For the past couple of years, I have organized a lively philosophy of religion work-in-progress group at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. – If you would like to be added to the mailing [More]

A Philosopher’s Blog: 2014 Free on Amazon

A Philosopher’s Blog: 2014 Philosophical Essays on Many Subjects will be available as a free Kindle book on Amazon from 12/31/2014-1/4/2015. This book contains all the essays from the 2014
A Philosopher’s Blog: 2014 Philosophical Essays on Many Subjects will be available as a free Kindle book on Amazon from 12/31/2014-1/4/2015. This book contains all the essays from the 2014 [More]

2015 SCP Pacific Regional Conference – Call for Papers

The 2015 Conference of the Society of Christian Philosophers (Pacific Region) March 20-21, 2015 Hosted by Azusa Pacific University Keynote Speakers Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma), Robert
The 2015 Conference of the Society of Christian Philosophers (Pacific Region) March 20-21, 2015 Hosted by Azusa Pacific University Keynote Speakers Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma), Robert [More]

What’s wrong with Piketty?

My first-ever piece in RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, just out: A sympathetic but tough ecologically-based critique of Piketty’s mega-tome, ‘CAPITAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY':
My first-ever piece in RADICAL PHILOSOPHY, just out: A sympathetic but tough ecologically-based critique of Piketty’s mega-tome, ‘CAPITAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY': [More]