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Mostly Dead is Partly Alive: A Future for Philosophy?

Writing for┬áThe 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 […]

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Creation and Metaphysics

Dr. Robert Burns has written a short reply to my essay What Depends On An Historical Adam. His post is fair, as far as it goes. I don’t think I ever said that we must “begin” with metaphysics. I suppose that one could begin with whatever discipline was on his or her mind at the […]

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The Inability of Parascientific Literature

Assuming that there is indeed a modern malaise, one contributing factor might be the exclusion of the felt life of the mind from the accounts of reality proposed by the oddly authoritative and deeply influential parascientific literature that has long associated itself with intellectual progress, and the exclusion of felt life from the varieties of […]