Your lecture of the week this week is a debate of a panel of all stars. Is Catholic Just War Theory correct or should we assume a complete pacifist position concerning war and self defense? Or do all of these guys miss the point and does Just War Theory render us so close to pacifism…Details
r/philosophy posted a great weekly discussion last week that theists have already taken to heart in the Via Negativa. Sharon Street, who I am beginning to love for her mere effort, is broken down for dummies: The argument that I’ll be summarizing in this thread is Street’s variation on the problem of evil from this…Details
A story about St. Thomas Aquinas is said to sum up his disposition, faith, and saintliness. Being such an eminent and careful philosopher even in his own day, many of Aquinas’ peers were amazed at his trusting nature. And what is more fun than tricking someone who is smarter than you? So they schemed. When…Details
Notable articles and snippets from last week abound… But who will build the roads? The free market, as it has for a very long time. Scientists have finally decoded the physics behind earphone and other ropy tangles. Absolute truth in reality versus relative experience as reality – Einstein meets Tagore. Firefighters don’t actually fight fires…Details
is quickly becoming tired, in the way he writes and what he writes about. It is one thing to write about content that should be addressed as often as possible, but it is another to live and die by ham-handed generalizations in an echo chamber of conservative high-fiving. I still read nearly every post he…Details
for benign or benevolent mass surveillance by the government of its people. In the last 5,000 years, a government spying on its citizens means blackbagging people, stifling speech, and crushing dissenters. Some are saying, and I might agree, Edward Snowden is a plant, who has not done anything for any of our freedoms, but has…Details
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On the nature of man and the universe, is your lecture of the week this week. A theoretical physicist and a philosopher take stances different from those you might usually encounter in these debates. Enjoy.