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Ben Holloway
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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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Notes: "Divine Necessity" by Robert Adams
Adams writes "to refute two...objections to the doctrine of divine necessity" (742). In doing so, he provides a refutation for evolutionary naturalism and an argument for the existence of God. Obj #1: The proposition, 'God exists', cannot be a necessary tru...
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Combatting AI Hype
In "The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions" Rodney Brooks argues that we ought to push back against mistaken predictions about artificial intelligence. Optimism about A.I. has simultaneously led to utopian visions of a workless future and fears of an AI th...
Combatting AI Hype
Combatting AI Hype
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CERN: "The Universe Should Not Exist"
Physicists puzzle over how the universe got going. The most plausible answer that does not rely on the existence of God is that the universe emerged from a 'big bang'. However, it is not clear that the theory stands up to scrutiny. Apparently, the theory se...
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