Articles tagged 'science'

Blind Science vs. Blind Faith: Some Thoughts on Breaking the Deadlock

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

Students in our colleges and universities live constantly in a tension between two authority systems: one more or less vaguely associated with science and the other with religion. Both systems are “blind” in the sense that the edicts...

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Comments on Papers by Nelson, Slife, Reber, and Richardson

Article (Christianity)

[Abstract: I have only tried to deepen our understanding of the issues surrounding the secular assumptions of much current psychology by doing four things: One, pointing out how the drive toward secularism or naturalism in psychological method is supported upon...

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Knowledge and Naturalism

Article (Philosophy)

There is an objective difference between one who has knowledge of something and one who does not. This is true in both the occurrent and the dispositional senses of "knowledge" and "knows." That is, whether or not X has knowledge...

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Language, Being, God, and the Three Stages of Theistic Evidence

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

I begin with a plea of "not guilty" to Professor Nielsen's charge that my belief in God is an irrational belief. I do live in the 20th Century, I have been given a passably good philosophical and scientific education,...

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Materialism & Personality OR: What Physics Can’t Do

Article (Philosophy)

I need to enter two preliminary clarifications: One is that in speaking of what physics can't do I am by no means intending to criticize physics, which as a field of knowledge contains no claims whatsoever about what it...

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Non-Reductive and Non-Eliminative Physicalism?

Article (Philosophy)

John Searle has argued that there is a simple solution to the age-old problem of the relationship between the mind and the body. It has been available to "any educated person" for about a century, ever "since serious work began...

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Phenomenology and Metaphysics

Article (Philosophy)

I Under the heading of "Husserl's Ontology" I have chosen to discuss the troubled relationship between phenomenology and metaphysics. Like oil and water, they are not supposed to mix except as subjects of thought and discourse. Doing phenomenology is...

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Spirit of Galileo (The)

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

Knowledge grows and information increases when we test ideas and beliefs against the realities they presume. This is true in all areas of life, including the personal and the spiritual. When Galileo dropped weights from the tower of Pisa and...

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University’s Responsibility for Moral Guidance, The

Article (Christianity)

In his "President’s Report" for 1986-1989, Derek Bok, then President of Harvard University, made reference to some current, well-known moral failures in financial circles and in the political life of the nation. He wondered what universities might do...

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