I’ve imported some posts from my old blog that might be relevant here. They are those posted before 2016. To answer this question, one could begin with a philosophical quandary: are beliefs of any sort causes of human action? I expect that most would answer this question with a resounding “of course,” but it is … More Are Religious Beliefs Causes?
I started working on a reply to some of the comments of my last post, and decided I might as well as use it as an excuse for a new post. My last post was a bit of normative philosophy. While I’m sure the point has been made elsewhere, I argued that one of the … More Agnosticism is De-facto Atheism, Continued
I have long found the drawing of distinctions between agnosticism and atheism a dubious affair. Conventional wisdom has it that agnosticism involves a suspension of belief or disbelief in the existence of gods, while atheism decidedly affirms non-existence. This view was recently reinforced in a piece on Bertrand Russell by Claire Carlisle. In his essay … More Agnosticism is De-facto Atheism