This essay is an introduction to Bayesianism. Bayesianism says that degrees of belief or justification can be represented by probabilities, and that we can assess the rationality of degrees of belief — of credences — by seeing whether they follow a certain set of rules.
There are many topics related to law that philosophers study. This essay provides an overview of common topics in philosophy of law.
An introduction to W.K. Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief.”
An introduction to the concept of indoctrination or what it is to indoctrinate someone, and whether that's problematic or bad or not.
An introduction to the philosophical views of Animal Farm and 1984 author George Orwell.
An introduction to David Hume's theory of rationality and his famous quote that it's “not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.”
An introduction to the theory and practice of critical thinking: what is it to be a critical thinker?
An introduction to G.E. Moore’s Proof of an External World and his response to External World Skepticism.
Author: Liz Jackson Categories: Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, Historical Philosophy, Logic and Reasoning Word Count: 996 Should you believe there’s a God? To answer this, we might examine arguments for theism—like first-cause and design arguments—and arguments for atheism—like arguments from evil. These arguments offer evidence for and against God’s existence. Pascal’s wager, originally proposed by … Continue reading Pascal’s Wager: A Pragmatic Argument for Belief in God
What are conspiracy theories? What is a conspiracy theory? Are conspiracy theories always irrational to accept?