Tag Archives: Philosophy

Dead Men Don’t Bleed?

You’ve probably heard this old joke. Once upon a time there was a man who was convinced he was dead. After being badgered by his friends, he finally gave in and went to a doctor. The doctor took it upon … Continue reading

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Not Islamic?

In last night’s speech the President said, Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a … Continue reading

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Teaching Philosophically

Few of the courses I teach, whether in a college or church setting, are officially called “philosophy.” Having a philosophical temperament, however, and finding value in a philosophical approach to learning, I find it difficult to avoid a common approach … Continue reading

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The Problem of Sustained Personal Identity

In a recent essay a the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company) Religion site, Stanley Hauerwas raises the issue of the sustaining of personal identity over time. It is by no means clear to me that I am the same person who … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Epistemology

Inasmuch as markets exist to provide knowledge (what I/we should do with regard to the resources at our disposal or over which we have influence) modern capitalism is a reductionism parallel to centrality of epistemology in modern philosophy (the requirement … Continue reading

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