Listening to the Universe

The world demands a conversation. Enjoying life, even (maybe particularly) as a philosopher, requires give and take, a yielding of some control, an ability to let go and follow instead of lead.
The world demands a conversation. Enjoying life, even (maybe particularly) as a philosopher, requires give and take, a yielding of some control, an ability to let go and follow instead of lead. [More]

Isn’t Logic Great?

Rick Pimentel considers the practical aspect of logic and the dangers of reasoning fallaciously. We tend think philosophy is abstract and doesn't apply to real life. Rick argues that this isn't always the case.
Rick Pimentel considers the practical aspect of logic and the dangers of reasoning fallaciously. We tend think philosophy is abstract and doesn't apply to real life. Rick argues that this isn't always the case. [More]

Interview with Alvin Plantinga on Where the Conflict Really Lies

This month, Dr. Plantinga has released a new book taking on the claim that religion and science are incompatible. His book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, is sure to generate a lot of discussion and be the subject of much debate. I was fortunate to spend some time with him recently and talked about his book and how he thinks about this supposed conflict.
This month, Dr. Plantinga has released a new book taking on the claim that religion and science are incompatible. His book, Where the Conflict Really Lies, is sure to generate a lot of discussion and be the subject of much debate. I was fortunate to spend some time with him recently and talked about his book and how he thinks about this supposed conflict. [More]

The Logician’s Liberation League Manifesto

Presented at the close of a Philosophy seminar given by Professor Paul Eisenberg, to the Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, in the (northern) autumn of 1969.
Presented at the close of a Philosophy seminar given by Professor Paul Eisenberg, to the Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, in the (northern) autumn of 1969. [More]

You Think You’re Free? Think Again

The concept of free will is under attack. Many scientists and philosophers are realizing that if the rest of the world is governed by natural laws and chance and humans are a part of the world, then humans must be governed by natural laws and chance too.
The concept of free will is under attack. Many scientists and philosophers are realizing that if the rest of the world is governed by natural laws and chance and humans are a part of the world, then humans must be governed by natural laws and chance too. [More]

Logic, What is It Good For?

A student in my introductory logic course expressed some frustration with the course this evening. What do you think of my response?
A student in my introductory logic course expressed some frustration with the course this evening. What do you think of my response? [More]

Logic and Methodology Workshop

May 14-15, 2011 Cordura Hall 100, CSLI Stanford University The goal of the Logic and Methodology Workshop is to bring together senior and up-and-coming researchers in logic, epistemology, and philosophy of science to explore the interactions between these disciplines. Topics from formal episte... [More]

DRAFT: It Is Not Possible To Know the Bible Is True: A Proof

In this draft, I attempt to unpack an argument by Dr. Jason Lisle of Answers in Genesis in which he believes he has an ironclad logical proof for the claim that we know the Bible is true. I don't believe he makes his case and I attempt to show why in this essay.
In this draft, I attempt to unpack an argument by Dr. Jason Lisle of Answers in Genesis in which he believes he has an ironclad logical proof for the claim that we know the Bible is true. I don't believe he makes his case and I attempt to show why in this essay. [More]