Exclusively Read My Systematic Take on the God Debates

Sunday I started writing and posting my essays for my new all-written, online-forum style class on the existence of God, and participating in the forum with the students there. It’s been fantastic so far. I’ve never been one to write out my lectures before speaking them before so this written only forum is allowing me [Read More...]

Last Chance To Sign Up For My Class On God’s Existence!

Register here. As I announced several weeks ago, I’m going to be teaching a cheap (only $59) class inviting both theists and atheists to look at the best arguments for and against the existence of God with me. The class will not be my usual videoconference format but instead will involve exclusive written lectures from [Read More...]

Important Schedule Changes For My Summer Online Classes

Daniel Fincke Online Philosophy Classes

As many readers know by now, I teach online philosophy classes available to the public. The classes are non-matriculated (i.e., there’s no college credit for taking them). They are a chance to get very individualized attention from me. The classes I run on my own, completely independently of any university or program are done using [Read More...]

“God’s Not Dead” Fans, I Dare You To Study The Existence of God With Me, a Real Atheist Philosophy Professor.

I spent 11 years teaching philosophy at universities and I am an outspoken atheist blogger. So, I took special interest in the mean-spirited mischaracterization of people like me in the evangelical Christian movie God’s Not Dead, in which an atheist philosophy professor (the fictional Professor Radisson) is cast as a bullying villain. I also used to [Read More...]

Study With Leading Thinkers in the Secular Movement

  In that video above, you can see John Shook and me dig into the question of what secular ethics is all about. I’ve been a huge fan of John’s ever since he wrote the fantastic resource for arguing about the existence of God The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists and Believers [Read More...]

The New Format for My 2014 Online Philosophy Classes

Daniel Fincke Ethics Nietzsche Atheism Philosophy Classes Online

Today I am very excited to announce my new schedule of classes and the new flexible pricing plans students can choose from. And in this post, I will explain the new format for the classes that will enable students to join classes midstream and to continue learning subjects they like at times convenient to their schedules for [Read More...]

An Adjunct Manifesto

What do you think of these demands? Are they practically answerable? WE, AS NON-TENURED FACULTY, CALL FOR REFORM FROM WITHIN THE CURRENT SYSTEM. WE DEMAND THAT OUR ADMINISTRATORS ADOPT THESE CHANGES: All hiring and firing of adjunct faculty will be handled by a non-partisan committee composed of tenured and non-tenured faculty in the same discipline, [Read More...]

The End of the Golden Age of the American Academy

Clay Shirky, the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, has written a great piece that attempts to chart the reasons for the rise and fall of what he calls the “Golden Age” of the American academy. First the drastic change in the [Read More...]

How My Atheism Affects My Philosophy Class

After dissecting in my last blog post the absurdity and amazing hypocrisy of persecution complexes related to philosophy classes that one sees routinely on display in Christian chain e-mails and now an upcoming movie, I decided in this post I want to talk about my atheism relates to my philosophy classes. In order to get to [Read More...]