Question about Religion - Stephen Maitzen responds

Isn't evil prove that God exist ? 1. Evil exists. 2. Evil is a departure from the way things ought to be. 3. If there is a departure from the way things ought to be, then there is a way things
Isn't evil prove that God exist ? 1. Evil exists. 2. Evil is a departure from the way things ought to be. 3. If there is a departure from the way things ought to be, then there is a way things [More]

Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

[Revised entry by Jan Faye on July 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As the theory of the atom, quantum mechanics is perhaps the most successful theory in the history of science. It
[Revised entry by Jan Faye on July 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As the theory of the atom, quantum mechanics is perhaps the most successful theory in the history of science. It [More]

Question about Art - Jonathan Westphal responds

Can you name an attribute such that all the paintings which have this attribute are good paintings? Response from: Jonathan Westphal You might think that translucency is a good thing in a
Can you name an attribute such that all the paintings which have this attribute are good paintings? Response from: Jonathan Westphal You might think that translucency is a good thing in a [More]

Question about Time - Allen Stairs responds

I've read that as we go faster time dilates and so time slows down. So my question is that If suppose a person in a spacecraft accelerates to the speed of light. After sometime (in his prospective)
I've read that as we go faster time dilates and so time slows down. So my question is that If suppose a person in a spacecraft accelerates to the speed of light. After sometime (in his prospective) [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]

Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and Their Contents

2014.07.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dominic Gregory, Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and Their Contents, Oxford University
2014.07.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dominic Gregory, Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and Their Contents, Oxford University [More]

Ghosts in Sunlight

An artist’s memory is a dangerous, necessary thing. To turn experience into art, to make something out of remembering, is like “watching ghosts in sunlight”…
An artist’s memory is a dangerous, necessary thing. To turn experience into art, to make something out of remembering, is like “watching ghosts in sunlight”… [More]

The Decline of Harper Lee

Harper Lee – 88, in a wheelchair, forgetful, largely deaf and blind – remains where she’s been for decades: trapped by the Mockingbird industrial complex…
Harper Lee – 88, in a wheelchair, forgetful, largely deaf and blind – remains where she’s been for decades: trapped by the Mockingbird industrial complex… [More]

Between Perception and Action

2014.07.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bence Nanay, Between Perception and Action, Oxford University Press, 2013, 209pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199695379.
2014.07.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bence Nanay, Between Perception and Action, Oxford University Press, 2013, 209pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199695379. [More]

Morality and Evolutionary Biology

[Revised entry by William FitzPatrick on July 23, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, natural-teleology-ethics.html, notes.html] A recent article in The Economist - sporting the provocative
[Revised entry by William FitzPatrick on July 23, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, natural-teleology-ethics.html, notes.html] A recent article in The Economist - sporting the provocative [More]