What Is Physics?

Padawan Physicist, the blogger behind a newly created blog called Leukhtam, is a physics graduate student with a strong interest in philosophy. He has been reliably supportive of Camels With Hammers over the years (and even appeared for the second half of the first episode of The Camels With Hammers Show, though he barely spoke). Over time he has become one of my favorite Facebook friends. I am really excited that he has taken up the task of delving into the nature of physics and its relevance to atheists. In his inaugural post he defines physics and what its three basic jobs are. In his follow up post, of special interest to  Schrödinger fans, he gives a  State of the Cat address.

Check it all out and bookmark his blog. I expect it to be an invaluable contribution to the atheist blogosphere.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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