MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

Philosophy


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Hinduism: ‘No essence?’

Here is Jonardon Ganeri, visiting professor of philosophy at New York University Abu Dhabi, during an interview with The New York Times’ Gary Gutting: G.G.: How does Hinduism regard other religions (for example, as teaching falsehoods, as worthy alternative…




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Albert Camus re-examined

If readers need a new translation of “The Stranger” to understand that Mersault was not a “monster” but “painfully without pretense,” they have not understood “The Stranger.” Also, Andrew Sullivan, quoting Claire Messud writes: Claire Messud…




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Falling down a wormhole courtesy Alvin Plantinga

Bob Seidensticker from over at the Cross Examined blog on Patheos recently considered philosopher and Christian apologist Alvin Plantinga’s evolutionary argument against naturalism, which essentially states that if evolution is true, human cognitive function developed in…


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Inconvenient facts

I thought the following cartoon went well with the Bertrand Russell quote in the banner of the website. Via Debunking Christianity: That’s about right.


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On the absurd

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. — Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus” *** Thanks to ahimsamaven for the nod back to my site on her post, Dear Camus: Fuck You. Since…