Wettstein’s practice-based attitude to religious faith: Is realist theism no longer the only game in town?

[this is X-posted at NewApps] In philosophy of religion, realist theism is the dominant outlook: belief in God is similar to belief in other real things (or supposedly real things) like quarks or
[this is X-posted at NewApps] In philosophy of religion, realist theism is the dominant outlook: belief in God is similar to belief in other real things (or supposedly real things) like quarks or [More]

Philosophy Can Change Your Life

Dr. Andrew Jeffrey introduces philosophy in a concise, accessible way. In this article, he talks about the differences between philosophy, religion, poetry, and science, and how philosophy fits in our modern world.
Dr. Andrew Jeffrey introduces philosophy in a concise, accessible way. In this article, he talks about the differences between philosophy, religion, poetry, and science, and how philosophy fits in our modern world. [More]

Opinionated Philosophy

I’ve been thinking about the metaphilosophical issue of the value of opinionated philosophy and the value of (maybe highly) opinionated philosophers. Maybe philosophers with strong Socratic
I’ve been thinking about the metaphilosophical issue of the value of opinionated philosophy and the value of (maybe highly) opinionated philosophers. Maybe philosophers with strong Socratic [More]

Nietzsche and religion

Atheists vs. Nietzsche. While they may agree that God is dead, many espouse the sort of liberalism that Nietzsche ridiculed. It’s awkward…
Atheists vs. Nietzsche. While they may agree that God is dead, many espouse the sort of liberalism that Nietzsche ridiculed. It’s awkward… [More]

Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?: A Reconstruction

In this post, Andy Carson presents what he believes is a more nuanced reconstruction of C.S. Lewis’ famous “Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?” argument. He attempts to show that the argument is valid and he offers some short defenses of the controversial premises and against objections in an effort to show that the argument is sound.
In this post, Andy Carson presents what he believes is a more nuanced reconstruction of C.S. Lewis’ famous “Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?” argument. He attempts to show that the argument is valid and he offers some short defenses of the controversial premises and against objections in an effort to show that the argument is sound. [More]

Can people be genuine epistemic peers?

[this is cross-posted in NewApps] In Louise Antony’s thought-provoking interview, Gary Gutting asked her about the rationality of her atheism if she were confronted with a theist who is an epistemic
[this is cross-posted in NewApps] In Louise Antony’s thought-provoking interview, Gary Gutting asked her about the rationality of her atheism if she were confronted with a theist who is an epistemic [More]

Conservative religious thinkers

The burden of religious intellectuals. Convulsed by doubt, status anxiety, and existential drift, they struggle to put piety on rigorous footing…
The burden of religious intellectuals. Convulsed by doubt, status anxiety, and existential drift, they struggle to put piety on rigorous footing… [More]

Carrier on the Value of Philosophy

Is philosophy stupid? Philosopher and historian Richard Carrier considers this question.
Is philosophy stupid? Philosopher and historian Richard Carrier considers this question. [More]

The Daily Owl 9-24-2013

The question of death is thus central to the whole of religious thought, is that to which everything else in the religious striving is an accessory: ‘If there is no immortality, what use is God?’ (Barrett)
The question of death is thus central to the whole of religious thought, is that to which everything else in the religious striving is an accessory: ‘If there is no immortality, what use is God?’ (Barrett) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-10-2013

“The cleverest defenders of faith are its greatest enemies: for their subtleties engender doubt and stimulate the mind.” (Durant)
“The cleverest defenders of faith are its greatest enemies: for their subtleties engender doubt and stimulate the mind.” (Durant) [More]