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Book Review: The Last Word by Thomas Nagel

This is not a book I would generally read, but it was recommended to me by a professor of mine, J.P. Moreland. Having recently finished the book I understand why he found it so interesting. 1,116 more words

Book Review

Death and Christianity

Wow, it’s been a while since I blogged. I was thinking of deleting this blog a few days ago but somehow I was reminded of this one event in my Intro to Philosophy class from last year: 901 more words

Life

The Cosmic Authority Problem

It’s a long post. Here’s my official tl;dr:

Apologists claim atheists are atheists because they are proud and wish to deny God’s ordering of reality and their place in it. 1,034 more words

Apologetics & Atheism

Why Brain-to-Brain Communication Is No Longer Unthinkable

This from the Smithsonian.

For all that science has studied and mapped the brain in recent decades, the mind remains a black box. A famous 1974 essay by the philosopher Thomas Nagel asked, “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” and concluded that we will never know; another consciousness—another person’s, let alone a member of another species—can never be comprehended or accessed.

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Philosophy Of Mind

Two Arguments Against Physicalism

“Physicalism (also known as Materialistic Monism . . . is the philosophical position that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties, and that the only existing substance is physical.

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Philosophy

Grand Theft Worldview

•  Richard Dawkins calls God “evil,” but tells us evil doesn’t exist. (He’s half right: “Evil” is meaningless without God.)
•  Sam Harris wants to hold people accountable for their actions, but tells us we have no free will. 181 more words

Atheism

Death as a Value

Death, prima facie, is a distressing prospect. The anxiety that it provokes upon reflection would seem to reveal unambiguous consequences; namely, that death – the secession of consciousness – is an evil, for it is difficult to reason why one would fear that which is good. 2,408 more words

Atheism