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Unlocking the Tension Between Faith and Reason
Essays that explore the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science, existentialism and rationality, the good and the bad – a rose by any other name . . .
The Gettier Problem: A Study
In this series, Paul looks at the seemingly intractable “Gettier Problem” and proposes that we focus on the belief condition as a way to solve it.
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Classic PNS essays on current events in philosophy. Since these are about the past, perhaps this feature should be called “What Happened in Philosophy.”
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The Daily Owl 3-18-2014
Useful fictions are only useful if we don't know they're fictions.
The Moral Status of Animals
[Revised entry by Lori Gruen on August 23, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Is there something distinctive about humanity that justifies the idea that humans have moral
Sex is nice but fleeting. The joys of syntax, on the other hand, are everlasting. For a good time, diagram a sentence or dive into <strong>Coleridge’s poetics</strong>
Sex is nice but fleeting. The joys of syntax, on the other hand, are everlasting. For a good time, diagram a sentence or dive into Coleridge’s
You can judge critics by the intensity of their feelings. Exhibit A: <strong>Michael Robbins</strong>, who swoons for Taylor Swift and tosses Molotovs at Charles Simic
You can judge critics by the intensity of their feelings. Exhibit A: Michael Robbins, who swoons for Taylor Swift and tosses Molotovs at Charles
America endures another <strong>racial reckoning</strong>. Will this one lead to social disintegration, political breakup, or collective nervous breakdown?
America endures another racial reckoning. Will this one lead to social disintegration, political breakup, or collective nervous
[Revised entry by Edward Slowik on August 22, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] While Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) is well-known as one of the founders of modern philosophy, his
Love of Wisdom
What is Philosophy?
In this article, I take a stab at describing what philosophy is and what philosophers do. My goal is to give a brief primer on the topic for those who aren’t quite sure what this abstract discipline is all about.
The Value of Philosophy.
If you’ve never studied philosophy before, you may not be quite sure why you should. In this article I explain why philosophy has been so important to me and how it is a critical discipline for any of us who cares about the life of the mind.
What is Knowledge?
Knowledge is at the root of many challenges we face in a given day. Once you get past basic survival, we’re confronted with knowledge issues on almost every front. We make knowledge decisions all day, every day and some of those decisions deeply impact our lives and the lives of those around us.