Tag Archives: Religion

Doing Justice to Ronald Dworkin’s Justice for Hedgehogs

If every hockey player dreams of one day winning the Stanley Cup, then every philosopher dreams of one day writing a big fat book that all future philosophers will read alongside the works of Plato and Aristotle. Ronald Dworkin comes … Continue reading

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Darwin: Clever Like a Fox (News)

The sadist in me loves American politics. I get a certain sick joy from watching the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin bloviating ignorantly about matters of crucial importance to their country and the world. … Continue reading

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Dialectical Materialism, Psychoanalysis and other Religions

Unfortunately, it can be exceedingly difficult to use the logic of a particular system to demolish it from within. Religions are impeccably internally consistent. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Really Hard Problem by Owen Flanagan.

Just as you don’t have to believe a word of the Bible to be moved by the countless beautiful artifacts funded and inspired by the cults that surround it, so too can you glean wisdom from the sophisticated Buddhist philosophical tradition without believing in reincarnation and other dogmas. Continue reading

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Who ordered the new worldview?

A humanist can admit that prejudices are likely functions of geography and culture and era. We can recognize that things are supposed to change, that the traditionally marginal can eventually be accepted. Continue reading

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