Virtual Colloquium: Brandon Warmke, “God’s Standing to Forgive”

Today’s Virtual Colloquium is “God’s Standing to Forgive” by Brandon Warmke. Dr. Warmke received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona in 2014 and is currently
Today’s Virtual Colloquium is “God’s Standing to Forgive” by Brandon Warmke. Dr. Warmke received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona in 2014 and is currently [More]

Yandell on Berkeley and Creation

The fourth chapter of Idealism and Christian Theology is “Berkeley, Realism, Idealism, and Creation” by Keith Yandell. This is an interesting paper on Berkeley which, unless I missed
The fourth chapter of Idealism and Christian Theology is “Berkeley, Realism, Idealism, and Creation” by Keith Yandell. This is an interesting paper on Berkeley which, unless I missed [More]

Wainwright on Berkeley and Edwards

The second essay in Idealism and Christian Theology is “Berkeley, Edwards, Idealism, and the Knowledge of God” by William J. Wainwright. The aim of this article is to explore and explain
The second essay in Idealism and Christian Theology is “Berkeley, Edwards, Idealism, and the Knowledge of God” by William J. Wainwright. The aim of this article is to explore and explain [More]

New empirical studies on epistemic contextualism

Epistemic contextualism is the view that the verb “know” is a context sensitive expression. As a first approximation, epistemic contextualism states that in order for us to truthfully say a person
Epistemic contextualism is the view that the verb “know” is a context sensitive expression. As a first approximation, epistemic contextualism states that in order for us to truthfully say a person [More]

Fundraising effort to support fired faculty at Mount St. Mary’s

As I discussed earlier, two faculty members at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland were fired earlier this week for “disloyalty” to the institution. For the latest on this
As I discussed earlier, two faculty members at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland were fired earlier this week for “disloyalty” to the institution. For the latest on this [More]

Statement of Protest Regarding Faculty Firings at Mount St. Mary’s University

I taught for several years at Mount St. Mary’s University, where Thane Naberhaus, a (tenured) professor of philosophy, was abruptly fired yesterday afternoon for his role in opposing a plan to
I taught for several years at Mount St. Mary’s University, where Thane Naberhaus, a (tenured) professor of philosophy, was abruptly fired yesterday afternoon for his role in opposing a plan to [More]

Session on “Belief and Reasoning” at the Minds Online Conference

This month at the Brains blog we are hosting an online conference in the philosophy of mind, and this week’s session on Belief and Reasoning is likely to be of interest to the audience at
This month at the Brains blog we are hosting an online conference in the philosophy of mind, and this week’s session on Belief and Reasoning is likely to be of interest to the audience at [More]

What do you want to do with that? Answers from philosophers outside the academy

What do you want to do with that? Call for Participation October 23-24, 2015 Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich Philosophers are everywhere—-in private industry, nonprofit
What do you want to do with that? Call for Participation October 23-24, 2015 Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich Philosophers are everywhere—-in private industry, nonprofit [More]

Rationality is permissibility

Many philosophers seem to think that – even if the notions of a belief’s being “justified” or “rational” are indeed normative notions, as is widely held to be the case – to say that a belief is
Many philosophers seem to think that – even if the notions of a belief’s being “justified” or “rational” are indeed normative notions, as is widely held to be the case – to say that a belief is [More]

Are Eternalist Worlds Too Valuable?

Suppose for the sake of discussion that (1) is true. I have no idea whether there are worlds in which there are just 100 happy people, but it does simplify the discussion. 1. w includes 100 happy
Suppose for the sake of discussion that (1) is true. I have no idea whether there are worlds in which there are just 100 happy people, but it does simplify the discussion. 1. w includes 100 happy [More]