As part of my Sunday’s Good Book series, I posted about G.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy and explained that there was a lot that I found compelling and challenging about his philosophy. Since that’s a sorta weird thing for an atheist to say, discussion ensued and is ongoing. Here’s all the posts on this topic to date:
- I Assign You Reading! – As a prelude to my discussion of Chesterton, I highlighted an essay by Eve Tushnet about when, if ever, people should let their ethics refute their metaphysics, instead of vice versa
- Testing the Truth-Telling Thing – My big overview of the questions Chesterton raises for me
- Chesterton Aftermath – Starting to work my way through commenters questions. Up first: Empiricism, theology, and non-overlapping magisteria
- Picking and Choosing my Metaphysics – How do you choose between two theories that both do a semi-decent job of explaining the facts you’re sure of?
- “I was born and bred in a paradox patch!” – How do you address a metaphysics unapologetically grounded in contradiction? I suspect my beliefs follow the same patterns (and fall into the same traps) as do Chesterton’s.