Facts & Sincerely Held Beliefs

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/480488321 The Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court of the United States raised numerous issues including a rather interesting one regarding beliefs and facts.
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/480488321 The Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court of the United States raised numerous issues including a rather interesting one regarding beliefs and facts. [More]

Do children with a religious background have difficulties distinguishing fiction from reality?

Here I will analyze a recent paper by Kathleen Corriveau et al., published in Cognitive Science that has been heralded as evidence that “Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty
Here I will analyze a recent paper by Kathleen Corriveau et al., published in Cognitive Science that has been heralded as evidence that “Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty [More]

The Atheistic Argument from Apathy

Roughly speaking, I’ve heard the following argument a few times recently: 1. I have thought a lot about religion and God. 2. After careful consideration, I don’t care whether or not God
Roughly speaking, I’ve heard the following argument a few times recently: 1. I have thought a lot about religion and God. 2. After careful consideration, I don’t care whether or not God [More]

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]