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January 31, 2012
Two Debaters Enter, One Epistemology Leaves
After I outlined my best practises for debating religion, Eve Tushnet and The Ubiquitous had...
January 25, 2012
It’s Hard Out Here for a Platonist
Alex Knapp took issue with my quasi-Platonism (and possible math idolatry) over at his tech...
January 23, 2012
Futzing Around with Final Causes
This post is part of a series on Aquinas, Aristotle, and Edward Feser's explanation of them...
January 21, 2012
Free Will and Timeless Observers
After reading my post on decidedly undivine First Causes, one commenter had a question about...
January 20, 2012
Three First Causes I Don’t Pray To
This post is part of a series on Aquinas, Aristotle, and Edward Feser's explanation of...
January 16, 2012
[Feser] Stuck in the Map-Territory Gap
As promised yesterday, this is the kickoff of my analysis of and questions about Edward...
January 15, 2012
Reading a Book I’d Never Write
I've just finished Sara Miles's memoir Take this Bread: A Radical Conversion, but I don't...
January 15, 2012
Feser’s The Last Superstition [Index Post]
I ran into a Dominican at an American Association for the Advancement of Sciences event...
January 14, 2012
If you could only take 10 words to a desert island to talk about religon….
...which ones would you pick? This is not a hypothetical question. I got into a...
January 12, 2012
What’s Wrong with my Atheism?
I mentioned in a recent post on moral philosophy that, although I understand why Christians...
January 03, 2012
It’s Utilitarianism All the Way Down?
In the recent thread on human-independent morality, Ash had a question for me and Adam...
December 30, 2011
Human Approximations of Morality
Adam Lee, author of Daylight Atheism, has just gotten into an argument with Peter Hitchens...
December 03, 2011
Too Sucky To Be True
It looks like my use of slang has gotten us all into philosophical trouble. When...
November 30, 2011
What We Can’t Claim Credit For
In light of the two most recent posts (on atheism's weakness as philosophical movement and...
November 29, 2011
It’s a Fair Cop, Douthat
In a response to a lot of the debate that followed Jennifer Fulwiler's conversion story...
October 07, 2011
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Man, did I pick an auspicious time to transition to Patheos; it’s Ada Lovelace Day....
September 14, 2011
Dualism and Descartes’s Demon
At the National Catholic Register, Frank Cronin has written a post titled, “Atheism, Quidditch, and...
September 08, 2011
The Continuation of Philosophy by Other Means
A post on science fiction and religion? Don’t mind if I do! (And how apropos...
September 03, 2011
With so many reasons to oppose Rick Santorum's candidacy, I'm disappointed at the justification offered by one...
August 23, 2011
High Energy Theoretical Ethics
Joel Marks has written an essay for The New York Times Opinionator page titled "Confessions...
August 18, 2011
Checking my biases
Atheist to Catholic convert Jenifer Fulwiler has added a new zeroth step (“You Must be...
July 29, 2011
Playing the Consistency Game
When I posted earlier on the blogfight unleashed by Jenifer Fulwiler’s post “Five Catholic Teachings...
July 01, 2011
Natural vs Normative
I appreciate the Christians weighing in on why they oppose gay marriage and trying to...
June 06, 2011
How Can You Believe That?
During my guest stint at Daylight Atheism, I expressed pity for Harold Camping's deluded followers...
June 01, 2011
Stemming the Knowledge Drain
Technically relevant to the content of this post I've been following in the footsteps of...
April 21, 2011
Only Bad Catholics Go to Hell?
That's one possible consequence of the doctrine of invincible ignorance we were discussing yesterday. If...
April 20, 2011
Try it! You’ll love it!
I am notorious at school for pushing math classes on my friends. Done with your...
April 08, 2011
Where Yuan Went Wrong (Part 2)
This is part of a series of posts which tackles sexual ethics and debating strategies...
March 20, 2011
God Can’t Prove Much to Puny Mortals
Over in the comment thread of last week's post on standards of proof for miracles,...
March 14, 2011
Inducing a Moral Jump Discontinuity (A thought experiment)
Tristyn of Eschatological Psychosis jumps the line by prefacing her comment on my review of...
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