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Introduction to Post I have recently even reading through Richard M. Weaver’s Visions Of Order: The Cultural Crisis of Our Time. It is an interesting book, as all of Weaver’s work tends to be. I am not going to comment on any of his specifically social or political ideas. What... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Temporal Musings
Sometimes you read a book you really enjoy. It isn’t often that I find a book of philosophy that I really enjoy, but John Russell Robert’s work is one that I did really enjoy. The book is about the work of this blogs patron saint, George Berkeley. Roberts sets out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Temporal Musings
As I noted in my previous post I have been reading William James’ “The Will to Believe”. He makes in interesting point about morality in section 9 of the essay. But before we get there lets look at an important question he asks in section 8. In section 8 he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Temporal Musings
This is part one of a series on “The Will to Believe” In the first section of James’ essay “The Will to Believe”. In the essay James sets out to give a justification of religious belief when we cannot decide either way. If we are in a situation in which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Temporal Musings
I am currently reading a critique of Hume that was contemporary with the Scottish skeptic. A Dissertation on Mirales: Containing an Examination of the Principles Advanced by David Hume, in an Essay on Miracles by George Campbell, is a short work, though the title is not(from here on Dissertation)! My... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Temporal Musings
In the first three sections of Berekeley's Principles of Human Knowledge, he argues: No unintelligible things are possible The absolute existence of unthinking things is that which is unintelligible therefore, No absolute existence of unthinking things is possible. The argument is formerly valid. As a syllogism it is an EAE... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Temporal Musings
Upon the whole, I am inclined to think that the far greater part, if not all, of those difficulties which have hitherto amused philosophers, and blocked up the way to knowledge, are entirely owing to our selves. That we have first raised a dust, and then complain, we cannot see.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Temporal Musings
So, I am somewhat ambivalent toward intelligent design. Not because I do not think that the universe and its denizens were created, but because I think that the Darwinian response to ID usually matches ID for explanations. However, I find many of the arguments against ID to be bad. One... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Temporal Musings
Review: Mullins, Ryan. The End of the Timeless God. Clarendon: Oxford University Press 2016. Mullins' aim in this book is to examine the doctrine of God that has been handed down over the last 2,000 years. This understanding of God is that he is timeless, Mullins says, "The vision of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Temporal Musings
(Note: Neo-Theists in this context are any theists who deny simplicity, immutability, impassibility as the classical tradition has worked out.) So, one of the rejoinders to Neo-Theists, who argue that biblical depictions of God undergoing various types of change (changing his mind, becoming angry, etc.), is that they have no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Temporal Musings
This is the first post of what I hope will be many. The topics that will be covered on this blog will mainly be the philosophy of Religion and Biblical Studies. I have a deep interest in Classical Theism, which is the model of the Christian God that defines God... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Temporal Musings
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