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The Human Condition and Christian Psychology

Since Jay Adams and no doubt earlier, the Christian world has been arguing amongst itself over the relationship between its faith and the modern science of psychology. And this is not only a disciplinary division issue, for the modern field of inquiry has experienced a history of its own, with influential luminaries who not only […]

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Martin on “Plato at the Googleplex”

In the most recent Atlantic, Clancy Martin reviews Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away and discusses the resurgence of popular philosophy, something that has a pedigree going back to antiquity (Seneca is a personal favorite). But Goldstein wisely doesn’t take philosophy’s revival for granted in a culture committed to an increasingly materialistic […]

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Homunculism and the Mind

Amid a strongly critical (and therefore entertaining) book review of Ray Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, Colin McGinn makes these observations about contemporary neuroscience in general: Here I must say something briefly about the standard language that neuroscience has come to assume in the last fifty or so years […]

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Mostly Dead is Partly Alive: A Future for Philosophy?

Writing for The Guardian, Raymond Tallis says that philosophy isn’t dead yet. Contrary to the claims of Stephen Hawking and even many philosophers themselves, he argues that science has a number of overwhelming inadequacies: But there could not be a worse time for philosophers to surrender the baton of metaphysical inquiry to physicists. Fundamental physics is […]