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Religion: Its contribution to society (and other subjects)

In my discussions on the subject of religion, I noticed with regret that most of the people with a negative opinion about religion have this view because they consider religion having a negative impact on society. Religion is considered, especially b...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Aug 21, 2016

Happy Easter/ Καλή Ανάσταση!

Καλή Ανάσταση από τη Harmonia Philosophica!Happy Easter from Harmonia Philosophica!Ανάσταση - Παράλογη άρα Αλήθεια.Resurrection - Illogical, thus True.Transubstantiation, atoms, scientism…Θεία Κοιν...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Apr 30, 2016

Richard Carrier and the “Infantile” objection to God’s command’s

In his article, “Why Traditional Theism Cannot Provide an Adequate Foundation for Morality”, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong argued that a “Divine command theory makes morality childish.”[1] In my response to Armstrong, “Is Ethical Naturalis...
by MandM on Oct 26, 2015

Philosophy Wire: Psychopath? (all die)

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2015-10-17]: New research finds that psychopaths – people characterized by a lack of empathy and abnormal social behaviors – may be more immune to "contagious yawning" than the rest of us. [1] Who is not part of t...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Oct 17, 2015

Philosophy Wire: Yes, I am a Christian. And I do not tell you why! [Unless you insist…]

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2015-06-25]:Yes, I am a Christian. And I do not tell you why!Unless……you tell me that Chirstianism killed a lot of people.So I will ask you if Christ taught murder.…you tell me that Christianism oppressed people...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jun 24, 2015

Understanding God...

"Barlaam interpreting his apophatic theology as intellectual dialectic, and Gregory seeing it as concerned with the ineffable experience of God" [1] ...Western logic can understand God...Eastern intuition believes we can only feel God...Small moments...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jun 10, 2015

God or Natural Law: A False Dichotomy

A few weeks ago someone showed me a newspaper article entitled “New theory could prove how life began and disprove God”, which was published in the UK newspaper The Independent. Now I have, of course, heard media pronouncements of the nature pu...
by MandM on May 29, 2015

The Free Will Defence to the Problem of Evil - an animation by Cognitive

This animation was made by Cognitive from a script by Nigel Warburton. More on the Problem of Evil here: Listen to a Philosophy Bites interview with Stephen Law on Evil...
by Virtual Philosopher on Nov 11, 2014

“Do as I say, not as I do.” Is God a cosmic hypocrite?

In, my article “Tooley Plantinga and the Deontological Argument from Evil”, I argued that Tooley’s specifically deontological version of the argument from evil fails. To summarise very briefly, Tooley’s version of the argument assumes that Go...
by MandM on Oct 23, 2014

Richard Carrier and the Abhorrent Commands Objection

In my last post, Richard Carrier and the Arbitrariness Objection, I argued that Richard Carrier’s attempt to defend Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s arbitrariness objection failed. I also argued his defence of this argument is incoherent and engages in...
by MandM on Oct 4, 2014

Who deserves to sit at the ‘adult table?’

I really wasn’t going to comment on the recent disagreement that seems to have erupted among folks in the online atheist community. It stems from this tweet from Peter Boghossian, author of “A Manuel for Creating Atheists:” Being...
by Our Daily Train on Jun 18, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Believe and investigate!

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-01-19]: About 14 million Euros spent for a camera to capture the image of an invisible black hole to the existence of which all scientists believe even though they have not seen one. [1] Non-blind faith is part o...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jan 19, 2014

Hegel 10. Formulari ale speculatiunii in opera hegeliana. 2. Definitiile speculatiunii, speculativului si ale metodologiei de accedere la speculativ prin speculatiune

 Cum spuneam, in contextele filosofice post-kantiene, pentru prima data dupa antichitatea clasica elina, Hegel, Fichte si cu Schelling aveau sa dea o forma literara facultatii de cunoastere a speculatiunii, a carei formulare in nuce in termeni hegel...
by internetstructure on Dec 23, 2012

Hegel 10. Formulari ale speculatiunii in opera hegeliana. 1. Ierarhizarea formelor cunoasterii

<<Contraria non contradictoria sed, complementa sunt>> Nicholas of Kues alias Nicolaus Cusanus  De abia odata cu teoria kantiana a cunoasterii a inceput sa se vorbeasca in istoria gandirii de o forma sau facultate de cunoastere difer...
by internetstructure on Dec 22, 2012

Hegel 9. Influenta lui Schelling asupra idealismului absolut hegelian

 Schelling a fost autorul unui sistem metafizic cunoscut sub numele de ‘filosofie a identitatii’, care a fost formulat in paginile Conferintelor despre metoda studiilor academice, scrisa in 1803 Schelling este adeptul unei identitati absolute in...
by internetstructure on Dec 18, 2012

Hegel 8. Influenta lui Fichte asupra idealismului absolut hegelian

 Fichte a exercitat o influenta mai mare asupra sistemului hegelian decat Kant din punctul de vedere al continutului filosofic al conceptiei sale. Filosofia lui Fichte este una a Eului, motiv pentru care unii comentatori o si numesc ‘egologie’,...
by internetstructure on Dec 15, 2012

Hegel 7. Influenta lui Kant asupra idealismului absolut hegelian

 Sistemul filosofic al lui Hegel a fost influentat de mediul intelectual al epocii in care a trait, mai précis, de asa-numita filosofie romantica germana, cat si de idealismul transcendental sau critic kantian. Desi din punctul de vedere al continu...
by internetstructure on Dec 14, 2012

Hegel 6. Ipostaza speculativa a Spiritului Absolut

 A treia si ultima ipostaza a Ideii hegeliene din cadrul momentului religios este ipostaza speculativa, a unitatii concrete dintre subiectiv si obiectiv. Acest moment mai este numit si Imparatia Sfantului Duh. Dupa cum teoretizeaza crestinismul, pri...
by internetstructure on Dec 11, 2012

Hegel 5. Ipostaza dialectica a Spiritului Absolut

   A doua faza a procesului antitetico-speculativ de devolopare a Ideii este, cum spuneam, aceea a scindarii Ideii abstracte in natura si spirit finit, adica a obiectivarii sale sub o forma determinata, ceea ce in termenii religiilor abrahamice s-a...
by internetstructure on Dec 9, 2012

Hegel 4. Ipostaza abstracta a Spiritului Absolut

 Hegel isi concepe Ideea, care designeaza procesul cosmic in intreaga lui extensiune spatio-temporala, in cele trei posturi sau momente de acum consacrate, teza- sau ipostaza abstracta, antiteza- sau ipostaza dialectic-obiectiva (antitetica) si sint...
by internetstructure on Dec 2, 2012


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