Does life’s having meaning depend on a supernatural reality? Is death a threat to life’s meaning? Is life the sort of thing that can have a “meaning”? In what sense? Here we will consider some approaches to questions about the meaning of life.
Category: Philosophy of Religion
Meaning in Life: What Makes Our Lives Meaningful?
What is a meaningful life? This essay reviews some influential answers to this question.
Psychological Approaches to Personal Identity: Do Memories and Consciousness Make Us Who We Are?
An introduction to the theory of personal identity known as a psychological theory of personal identity: the nature of persons is that we are our conscious mind and memories.
Agnosticism about God’s Existence
An introduction to agnosticism about God’s existence, an alternative to theism and atheism.
Modal Ontological Arguments for the Existence of God
An introduction to modal ontological arguments for the existence of God.
Cosmological Arguments for the Existence of God
An introduction to cosmological, often first-cause, arguments for the existence of God.
Animalism and Personal Identity: Are We Animals?
An introduction to the philosophical theory on the topic of personal identity known as animalism.
Pascal’s Wager: A Pragmatic Argument for Belief in God
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 is Philosophy?
What is philosophy? The question is itself a philosophical question. This essay surveys some answers. #philosophy #whatisphilosophy #definingphilosophy
al-Ghazālī’s Dream Argument for Skepticism
Author: John Ramsey Categories: Epistemology, Historical Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Islamic Philosophy Word Count: 997 Right now you probably think that you are awake, that you are not asleep and dreaming. But do you know you aren’t dreaming? French philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650) famously asked a question like this at the beginning of his Meditations … Continue reading al-Ghazālī’s Dream Argument for Skepticism