Monthly Archives: December 2010

Demarcation’s revisited demise

The latest edition of Synthese is dedicated to “Evolution and its rivals” and includes a contribution by Robert Pennock entitled Can’t philosophers tell the difference between science and religion?: Demarcation revisited (originally published in 2009). This piece is highly critical … Continue reading

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A Characteristic of Freedom

Everyone knows what freedom is; everyone knows what it is to be free. That is until it is realized that distinctions such as freedom to and freedom from make it a bit more difficult to know what precisely the term … Continue reading

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Rejecting collective guilt

Hans Kundnani commented on a cover story in Die Zeit, which reported on attitudes among German teenagers toward the Nazi past. The general sentiment, it seems, was “Was geht das mich noch an?” (Perhaps “why would it still matter to … Continue reading

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