October 2017

Hart on philosophy and progress

I’ve been on a David Bentley Hart kick these past few weeks. Here’s another quote. This passage concludes a criticism of the state of philosophy (as a discipline). I think it’s equally applicable to general¬†social dialogue¬†(inasmuch as that concept might be said to exist) about contentious, and indeed perennial, problems. …one should never be too […]

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Materialism is not a fact of experience

From David Bentley Hart’s Atheist Delusions: There is after all nothing inherently reasonable in the conviction that all of reality is simply an accidental confluence of physical causes without any transcendent source or end. Materialism is not a fact of experience or a deduction of logic; it is a metaphysical prejudice, nothing more, and one […]

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A story to make you think

The owner of a barber shop is cutting his client’s hair when he tells him about a young boy who comes in every day to visit. The owner tells his client how stupid the boy is and says he can prove how stupid he is if he comes into the barber shop with a simple […]

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