“Another Santa Claus post,” some might groan, and “is this going to be an annual thing?” some might ask. Well, Santa is still alive, and I might write a post every year until he is no longer such. “What? You can’t possibly still believe in Santa. You even admitted that your proofs for … More Is Fun a Good Reason to Belief in Santa Claus?
It depends on who you ask. To the fundamentalist religion defines what is true, and science can only be true if it aligns with religious truth (or at least does not contradict it). To the atheist religion is false, and science is the best way to discover the truth. Then, there are the mixed types, … More Are Religion and Science Compatible?
This is going to be another ethical post. I will explore the role that niceness can or could have in acting morally. The goal will be to answer the title question, and if it is not enough can it at least play a central role, and what else might be required. I think of niceness … More Is Niceness Enough?
In this blog post I will explore what realism entails, whether or not it is a valid claim in any domain. At the moment I have in mind four types of realism: Platonic, mathematical, scientific, and artistic. Platonic realism concerns where Plato’s forms or ideas resided. The forms were considered the true reality, where those … More Is Realism Real?
I would be skeptical if I were you. Radical skepticism dies before its first doubt. How can you be sure your stance to be skeptical can work? If you are truly skeptical, than you must be skeptical of your certainty to be skeptical? You can never form any opinion of how it really is, … More How Do Skeptics Make Their Way in the World?
This blog is my exploration of what belief is. I find that belief is multifaceted and admits of gradations. The philosophical study of beliefs comes under the field of study called epistemology (theory of knowledge), which is just one aspect of what makes up knowledge. Knowledge is usually defined as justified true belief. There are … More Can You Believe That?
Nope. “Ignorance is bliss.” “A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.” Not exactly, these aphorisms both depend on context. Ignorance might be bliss if you do not know about the child next door that is very sick. This bit of ignorance would save one a little emotional upset. Ignorance would not be bliss … More Are You Sure?