Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

“Dualism…is the most common theory of mind in the public at large, it is deeply entrenched in most of the world’s popular religions, and has been the dominant theory of mind for most of Western history” What is dualism in the philosophy of mind? What forms does dualism take? Two of the most significant problems […]

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According to Clifford “… it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence”. Assess Clifford’s defense of this principle and William James’ critique, with special reference to religious faith. Introduction W.K. Clifford was not the first to suggest that our beliefs be subject to evidentialist justifications. Long before the publication […]

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Once upon a time the world was a comforting place in which to live, for we human beings were able to embrace a worldview that provided us with endless flattery and ego gratification. The whole universe, we were told, had been created by God FOR US. We had been placed at the physical and moral […]

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A tail tale

31Oct10

We were late to our tutorial today because we were distracted by a bizarre spectacle whilst wandering from the car to the campus. We were walking along the lake (or river if you must), admiring the scenery, birds, and other such natural manifestations of beauty. A bunch of seagulls and ducks were clustered in a […]

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If you eat meat and your attitude to preachy vegetarians is “shut your pie hole”, the short piece I’ve written below promises a sure-fire way to have an answer to anyone who tries to convert you. You may, in the process of reading it realize some things about your culinary choices that could help you […]

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The best of the best of Stephen Wright’s Jokes* I can levitate birds. No one cares. I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone. I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. On the other hand, you have different fingers. A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.

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