Ludwig Wittgenstein, Wittgenstein’s Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics Cambridge, 1939, ed. by Cora Diamond (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989), 300 pages. Publisher’s link.
This is the first in a series of posts, outlining... Read More | Share it now!
Quora, and I have once again no clue whether it makes sense to give all the answers anyone could give. Perhaps in order to state that even Islamic terrorism might not be completely irrational, a simple dehumanization, the result of the Quran now taken... Read More | Share it now!
From my Twitter stream – and so sad:
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. pic.twitter.com/2KEgrXQ9CJ
— Rapture Oct 7th 2015 (@oct7th2015Rapt) December 17, 2015
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These are the present calls to register for the German Army and to get involved in the “global war on terrorism” — pictures taken at Gotha’s train station, 2015.
“You will not extinguish the fires of the world with... Read More | Share it now!
Stephen LeDrew was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. He completed a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, took a break from academia to spend a year and a half teaching in Japan, and then moved to... Read More | Share it now!
Bratislava, 3 December 2015
Why did I leave? It was not to waste my time.
If I knew that I am dying in two months, I would go see the world.
I was actually dying, by not doing anything useful.
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We fear for the life of our fellow Wikipedian, Bassel Khartabil. Amnesty International has it that he is likely sentenced to death, his bed in prison is no longer his. What can we do when a fellow Wikipedian is in mortal peril? We can either wave our... Read More | Share it now!
2015-11-23: Seen Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.
She walked toward me and ask something in German. I told her that I do not speak any German, unfortunately. In broken English, she asked again: “what is these?” – I said,... Read More | Share it now!
All this #Praying4Paris is already getting on my nerves (just as the atheist counter memes, that we’d all be happier in a world without religious fanatics).
What we are watching here is a massive production of wool that is immediately creeping into... Read More | Share it now!
The following is an interview with Dale McGowan, managing editor, of the Atheist Channel on Patheos – an interview about what is probably the most exciting web platform of inter- and supra-religious dialogue to be found on the web:... Read More | Share it now!
David Rives posted this wonderful meme on Twitter with the offer to illustrate Isaiah 40:22.
"It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth." – Isaiah 40:22 pic.twitter.com/iPD2Fjqs8l
— David Rives (@TheDavidRives) September... Read More | Share it now!
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!
In 1951, when asked specifically about humanism by Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist, writer and humanist, Bertrand Russell sent this letter. Smith was one of the signatories of the 1973 Humanist Manifesto II as well as the Humanist... Read More | Share it now!
Friday 28. The last day of the IAHR 2015 Conference. This is the session guide, and this the Abstract Book of the XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29,... Read More | Share it now!
“و مردگان ما همچنان به ما عشق می ورزند حتی در ما و از طریق ما می اندیشند”
در تابستان سال 2012 م پدرم در عین ناباوری پس از تحمل دو... Read More | Share it now!
As William noted in his post, atheism could be considered a kind of belief for those atheists who do not simply lack a belief in God, but believe precisely that there is no God. It is one thing to say “There’s no evidence for God, I have no reason... 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!
In this document, I hope to engage you in a calm and rational discussion of what faith is and what kind of beliefs it fosters. Absolutley nothing in this text should be taken dogmatically. It’s an invitation for us to bring an open mind to... 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!