Monthly Archives: July 2011

My first Wikipedia article: Graded absolutism

Edit…Graded absolutism From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Philosophy (Plato, Confucius, Avicenna) Philosophers[show] Aestheticians · EpistemologistsEthicists · LogiciansMetaphysiciansSocial and political philosophers Traditions[show] Analytic · ContinentalEastern · IslamicPlatonic · Scholastic Eras[show] Ancient · MedievalModern · Contemporary Literature[show] Aesthetics … Continue reading

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The Bibliographical Test for New Testament Historicity (guest post)

The below was taken from Gospel 101 curriculum developed by Redeemer Church, Modesto.  Click on the image to get it on its own page. The bibliographical test seeks to determine the quantity and quality of documents, as well as how far removed … Continue reading

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Good without God?

Under every billboard of the sort above, should be the following one (click to get it on its own page)…

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WLC’s case for the resurrection

This is an attempt to give a brief case for the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection, gleaned from Dr. William Lane Craig’s “Reasonable Faith” and “On Guard”.   I tinkered w/ it only a bit.  One example is that I took from … Continue reading

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Where I am at with Hume’s is-ought distinction

The Scottish philosopher David Hume (May 7, 1711-August 25, 1776) lays out the is-ought problem, in book III, part I, section I of his A Treatise of Human Nature (1739).  Hume says ought-statements are “entirely different” from is-statements and, in … Continue reading

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Why does Sam Harris’ "Moral Landscape" have the word "moral" in it?

I actually have ‘two’ questions (followed by a more important ‘third’ question). 1.  Why does Sam Harris’ “Moral Landscape” have the word “moral” in it? and…2.  Why doesn’t its sub-title say “How science can likely determine human values”? Really, I think … Continue reading

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