Category Archives: Philosophy

When ‘Street Epistemology’ met a real epistemologist

  I would love to write an extensive commentary on the discussion between Tim McGrew and Peter Boghossian but, for reasons I explained the other day, I’m unable to do so right now. Whether there’s even a need for me … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.2: Foundationalism and Faith

I am roughly (according to my kindle) one quarter of the way though this book and it’s taken a long time in coming but Boghossian begins talking about which epistemological school of thought he wants his Street Epistemologists (SEs) to … Continue reading

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God is not dead in academic philosophy

I doubt this qualifies as news to most of my readership but I thought some of you might be interested in this brief video:

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Daring to disagree with Plantinga and Pigliucci

Daring to publicly disagree with one professional philosopher is enough to make your hands sweaty but two at once! I had seen many fellow Christians recommending Plantinga’s recent interview with Gary Gutting as a masterclass in arguing that atheism is … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 3.5: Knowledge claims

Between my last Boghossian post and this one it appears Peter might have seen my blog and some of my series so far. I was hopeful this might lead to a minor exchange (after all I’m yet to have ‘Street … Continue reading

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In defense of Pigliucci

The title should read: In defense of Pigliucci with one major caveat! I’ll get to what it is later. It’s not uncommon to find people who take the view that ‘atheists’ (since I’m reading Boghossian currently I won’t even attempt … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig vs Paul Helm (Molinism vs Calvinism) – A brief commentary

This debate was aired yesterday on the show called ‘Unbelievable’ on the British Christian radio station ‘Premier Radio’. Here is the internet home page of the show but you can also subscribe to the show on itunes. This is not an … Continue reading

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Why I like the moral argument for God (and why Grayling gets it wrong)

In this blog I explain why I particularly like the moral argument as advanced by the Christian philosopher Linda Zagzebski. “A moral world is… very probable on theism.” [Agnostic philosopher Paul Draper in Greg Ganssle, “Necessary Moral Truths” Philosophia Christi, … Continue reading

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