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Ben Holloway
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Notes: George Bealer's "The Incoherence of Empiricism"
According to George Bealer, empiricism is committed to three principles. First, an empiricist is committed to “the principle of empiricism” namely that “a person’s experiences and/or observations comprise the person’s prima facie evidence.” Second, “the pri...
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Feser Interview
Here's an interview with Ed Feser, author of Five Proofs of the Existence of God: Feser's presentation of the 'Aristotelian' proof is well done.
Feser Interview
Feser Interview
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Feser on Scientism
Feser on scientism :  Scientism is simply not a coherent position. You cannot avoid having distinctively philosophical and extra-scientific theoretical commitments, because the very attempt to do so entails having distinctively philosophical and extra-scie...
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If Equality, then God.
Louis Pojman makes a convincing case for the conclusion that if there is any case for the equal dignity of human beings, then God exists: “The doctrine that all people are of equal worth, and this endowed with inalienable rights, is rooted in our religious ...
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A Gauntlet Thrown
The Maverick explains : It is often said that a human fetus is a potential human life. Not so! A human fetus is an actual human life. Consider a third-trimester human fetus, alive and well, developing in the normal way in the mother. It is potentially m...
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If Rights, Then God.
Victor Reppert's reconstruction of the Roe v. Wade argument is illuminating: 1. There is a constitutionally guaranteed right of privacy, of which we can be certain. 2. In the case of abortion, the right of privacy must prevail unless there is a countervaili...
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Reply To Alexander Pruss
Alexander Pruss argues for the following : "given soft determinism, it is in principle possible to avoid culpability while still getting the exact same results whenever you don’t know prior to deliberation how you will choose. This seems absurd, and the abs...
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PragNag
"...pragmatism is perhaps the worst idea that philosophy ever had" says recently deceased philosopher, Jerry Fodor. Not only is it bad, but according to Fodor it is false, and necessarily so. Pragmatism suggests that rationalists have got it all the wrong w...
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Pride
"A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor" (Proverbs 29:23). Pride is a pre-occupation with oneself. It is evident in both the arrogant and the self-pitying. Its only cure is a replacement of the object of one's attention. Thi...
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Normativity and Motivation
According to Christine Korsgaard, there is a distinction between explanatory and normative adequacy for a moral theory. In a really interesting passage, Korsgaard asks us to think from two points of view - a third person point of view and a first-person poi...
Normativity and Motivation
Normativity and Motivation
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