Tag Archives: metaphysics

What does it mean to live in a contingent universe?

Does this mean the end of metaphysics (at least for this bicyclist)?: I think that the below Walker Percy quote, though about declining suicide (not the lucky escape of an accident) goes rather nicely with the above video. The above bicyclist, … Continue reading

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Jack Ritchie’s Deflationary Naturalism: A Problem for Atheism?

Brian Leiter on Wednesday directed his blog readers’s attention to Jack Ritchie’s Understanding Naturalism (2009), quoting a recent review of the book that says in part: The attitude Ritchie recommends for the genuine or serious naturalist is metaphysical agnosticism (cf. 104, 143, 148, … Continue reading

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An Interesting BBC Documentary on God

This looks good, and it’s hosted by a British scientist (Lord Robert Winston). Winston wrote a children’s book on evolution, and also claims to believe in God (whatever that means). In any case, here’s part 1 of 18:

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Chasing Rabbits (and Magnolia Frogs)

For most of my adult life, I’ve had a pretty handy way, when I’m asleep—and my dream is getting a bit too scary or unpleasant—of figuring out whether or not I’m probably just dreaming: I try to notice anything going on … Continue reading

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Albert Camus’s Concept of the Absurd

As explained by Professor Robert Solomon:

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What Do Things Really Mean?

I mean really. This from Marvin Minsky, the co-founder of MIT’s artificial intelligence lab: “The secret of what something means lies in the ways that it connects to all the other things we know. The more such links, the more … Continue reading

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