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Is Derek Parfit a Speculative Realist?

The term Speculative Realism designates an apparently new trend or movement within philosophy. The term is said to have been coined in 2006 by Ray Brassier1 in preparation for a conference held at Goldsmiths College, London, in April, 2007. Participants … Continue reading

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Evidence, Beliefs, and ‘Wise Blood’

In a previous essay, it was noted that the most objective, the most invariant-across-contexts feature of evidence is that evidence fits with a story. To regard evidence as that which fits with (and, thereby, supports) a story is not to … Continue reading

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About ‘Militant Modern Atheism’ and Religion

Abstract: This essay first discusses the non-eliminable shortcomings (or vacuousness) found in the most vociferous versions of contemporary atheism as put forth in Philip Kitcher’s “Militant Modern Atheism”. The essay then proceeds to the problems which Kitcher’s preferred secular humanism … Continue reading

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