Stephen LeDrew’s Book on the Evolution of Atheism has apparently asked the right questions – if I read Patrik Lindenfors’s considerations at Humanistbloggen correctly. (The Google Translate English version is actually quite readable).
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Must Christianity be Empirically Falsifiable?
It was the subtitle that caught my attention in Dave Armstrong’s recent Patheos post:
— …in Order to be Rationally Held? Positivist Myths and Fallacies Debunked by Philosophers and... Read More | Share it now!
Dear Ryan, this posting has been on my list far too long. I loved this your diagram of the realism/anti-realism antagonism. The very topic is cool. Most people will shake their heads about the options you are presenting. “Where exactly is the... Read More | Share it now!
I know that this is mined territory but I assume that we are all wondrously competent to think in more than one mode and that all the time.
The believer can tell me all kinds of things about her trust in God. If I ask her to let her two year old kid... Read More | Share it now!
This is the complete passage on “atheism, materialism, fatalism, and optimism” of Auguste Comte’s A General View of Positivism, first published in French in 1848, the English text taken from Frederick Harrison’s edition... Read More | Share it now!
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Auguste Comte’s Religion of Humanity was far more than the all-embracing philosophical proposal he outlined in the sixth chapter of his General View on Positivism in 1848 – the treatise he would publish again in his... Read More | Share it now!
The following passages are an excerpt from John Stuart Mill‘s Auguste Comte and Positivism, a book lenght appraisal of Comte’s philosophy including his theory of knowledge, his Religion of Humanity and his ideas of future societies. The... Read More | Share it now!
A Young Positivist
Parson. “What’s a Miracle?”
Parson. “Well, if the Sun were to Shine in the Middle of the Night, what should you Say it was?”
Boy. “The Moon.”
Parson. “But if you were Told it was the Sun, what... Read More | Share it now!
On special request. In case you have an atheist, rationalist or otherwise innovative website you can get the positivist calendar’s date with a bit of code you will have to insert. Here is the script. Paste into the header:
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“Science promised the truth, and it is questionable if happiness can be made out of facts” — Émile Zola on the fin de siècle and all new dreams of strength and heroism in New York Times June 11, 1893.
M. ZOLA GIVES SOME ADVICE
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