‘Philosophy’ Archive

Am I an Occasionalist? Christian Philosophy Critiques Intelligent Design March 12, 2014 No Comments

First Things is a magazine I like and find interesting.  Just recently they have come out with a criticism of Intelligent Design by philosopher-scientist Stephen Meredith of the University of Chicago.  He charges that Intelligent Design assumes the philosophy of ‘occasionalism’, which has been expressed by al-Ghazali and al-Razi in the Islamic world, and Nicolas […]

Why I am not a Communitarian November 26, 2012 2 Comments

A philosophy called ‘communitarianism’ has often been proposed recently as an alternative to the growing libertarianism of our time.  This philosophy, they say, can combine social conservatism and economic moderation, as well as potentially reviving an emphasis on the local community, depending on how ‘community’ is defined; some define it at the nation-state level!  This […]